From Linda M. Brown - Mendota Community: (08/02/99)
Dear Friends, Two more people were arrested today, one a juvenile who locked herself down to a piece of earth moving equipment. She was released right away, another was arrested riding her bike to take water to another young man locked down in an area that was cleared of trees last week. She is still being held in jail. We have talked with people who have received traffic tickets in the mail for honking their horns in support of Stop the Reroute, when driving along Hiawatha Ave., the state will find any petty way they can to silence us, or to stop people from showing their support. The supporters who were arrested Monday went to court today and asked for jury trials, their court dates were moved to September 1st. About twenty people will go to court tomorrow. They have made everyone who bailed out of jail sign papers stating they would not go back to the construction site or interfere with the construction. Is it constitutional for the state to be able to keep people out of public places? We are receiving Email from all over the world, Germany, Hawaii, France, We are still in need of any help you can give us. Letters to Government officials, both state and federal, phone calls, celebrities, we need expert lawyers for civil rights cases and treaty rights cases, any names or organization who can help please forward. Pray with us,
Governer Jesse Ventura Phone: (651) 297-9500 State Capitol Building 75 Constitution Ave. St. Paul, MN 55155 mailto:Jesse.Ventura@state.mn.us Commissioner Elwyn Tinklenberg Phone: (651) 296-3000 Fax: (651) 296-3587 MNDOT 395 John Ireland Blvd St. Paul, MN 55155 Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton Phone: (612) 673-2100 350 S. 5th St. Minneapolis, MN 55415 U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone Phone: (202) 224-5641, fax (202) 224-8438 136 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington D.C. 20510 mailto:email@example.com Mr. Alan Steger Division Administrator FHWA Phone: (651) 291-6100 Sheryl Martin Galtier Plaza, Suite 500 175 E. 5th St. St Paul, MN 55101 Bruce Eberly Historic Preservatin Officer FHWA Phone: (202) 366-2060 C/O HEP -40, room 3240 Washington D.C. 20590 Ann Boland, National Register of Historic Preservation Dept of the Interior Phone (202) 343-9500 Box 37127 Washington D.C. 20013-7127 Bruce Babbit Secretary of the Interior Dept. of the Interior 1849 C Street NW Washington D.C. 20240 202208-7351 mailto:Bruce_Babbitt@IOS.DOI.GOV President William Clinton Phone: (202) 4565-1414 The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC 20500 MAILTO:President@whitehouse.gov Vice President Al Gore Phone: (202) 4565-1414 The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington DC, 20500 MAILTO:VicePresident@whitehouse.gov Janet Reno U.S. Attorney General Phone: (202) 737-5214 Justice Dept. 600 E. St. NW Washington,DC 20090
The Mendota are a non-profit organization and reciepts will be supplied for those who request them. Send donations to: Checks or money orders may be made payable to MMDC. Mendota Medewakanton Dakota Community PO Box 50835 Mendota, MN 55150
Contact numbers are Linda M. Brown - (612) 944-7290 FAX (612) 944-0105 or Bob Brown, Chairman - (612) 576-9686 FAX (612) 576-0632 We ask that everyone send what they can...be it money or supplies. PLEASE HELP PROTECT OUR SACRED SITES!