Philadelphia and Pennsylvania to Recognize Falun Dafa
For its contributions to the health, well-being, and inner peace of Pennsylvanians across the Keystone State, the City of Philadelphia will declare the week of December 11-17 “Falun Dafa Week.” Joining Philadelphia Mayor John F. Street in his support of Falun Dafa are a number of other counties, boroughs and townships, as well as state and national level officials. Montgomery County, Delaware County, and Chester County are but a few. Several have decided to make similar proclamations, with others awarding citations or sending congratulatory letters to Falun Dafa practitioners and their teacher, Master Li Hongzhi.
December has been designated “Falun Dafa Awareness Month” in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. Practitioners of Falun Dafa and kind supporters throughout these states are concerting efforts to raise public awareness of the Falun Dafa practice. Currently the practice is the victim of the world’s most massive human rights violation: In China tens of millions of citizens are being persecuted merely for their belief in Falun Dafa. Yet many ordinary citizens in America remain somewhat uninformed about the horrors in China. Others know even less about the practice itself.
A brief ceremony recognizing Falun Dafa for its contributions to the people of Pennsylvania will be held in the City Hall of Philadelphia on December 14, 2000, at 12:00pm in Room 201—Conversation Hall (2nd Floor). The occasion will bring together Falun Dafa practitioners of Philadelphia and their supporters, as well as those who wish to learn more. Among these should be city and state-level officials, including Mayor Street. The event will feature: