Michigan: Representatives and Senators of State Legislature Issue Special Tribute to Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) The Falun Dafa Association of Michigan received seven special tributes from representatives and senators of Michigan State Legislature in May 2015. The tributes congratulated World Falun Dafa Day to mark the 23rd anniversary of Falun Dafa public introduction. They also offered appreciation for practitioners contributions to local communities, and recognized Falun Dafa's core principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
The elected officials who issued tributes include Representative Christine Greig of the 37th District, Representative Laura Cox of the 19th District, Senator Morris W Hood III of the 3rd District, Representative Kathy Crawford of the 38th District, Senate majority leader Arlan B Meekhof of the 30th District, Representative Roger Victory of the 88th District, Senator Dave Hildenbrand of the 29th District, Representative Chris Afendoulis of the 73rd District, Senator Steven M Bieda of the 9th District, and Representative John Chirkun of the 22nd District.
From left to right in the first row: Representative Christine Greig, Representative Laura Cox, Senator Morris W Hood III, Representative Kathy Crawford, and Senate majority leader Arlan B Meekhof. From left to right in the second row: Representative Roger Victory, Senator Dave Hildenbrand, Representative Chris Afendoulis, Senator Steven M Bieda and Representative John Chirkun.
“The State of Michigan has been influenced by Falun Dafa, as practitioners across the state dedicate countless hours to their communities in organizing free meditation classes and participating in numerous community events,” wrote Senator Morris W Hood III.
In the joint tribute by Senator Dave Hildenbrand and Representative Chris Afendoulis, “Practitioners of Falun Dafa in Michigan have also been active in community involvement throughout the state.”
Representative Christine Greig stated in her tribute, “LET IT BE KNOWN, That it is with deep appreciation of the significance of this milestone that we recognize the twenty-third anniversary of Falun Dafa, a renowned Chinese meditation and cultivation practice, and to the practitioners throughout the State of Michigan who have focused their careers on spreading Falun Dafa to help others lead healthier, happier lives. We are proud to acknowledge the important role of Falun Dafa continues to play throughout our state and within our local communities.”
She pointed out, “It has offered a plethora of citizens the means to achieve greater health and spiritual comfort as these citizens overcome stress and maintain an emotional balance. This has helped those citizens practicing Falun Dafa to be more productive in their careers and within their communities. Falun Dafa also focuses on helping citizens recognize and follow the moral philosophy of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance, which practitioners embrace on a daily basis as they work to spread the message of Falun Dafa.”
She concluded, “This document is signed and dedicated to celebrate the twenty-third anniversary of Falun Dafa and thank its practitioners for their commitment and willingness to help others find greater health and happiness. Thus, we salute the enthusiasm of Falun Dafa practitioners and their dedication to providing citizens with opportunities for personal meditation.”
Senate Majority Leader Arlan B Meekhof and Representative Roger Victory specially mentioned Falun Dafa founder in their joint tribute, “Li Hongzhi has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize four times in working to bring about a peaceful resolution to the persecution of Falun Dafa in China, and to improve the country as a whole.”