Mendota community URGENTLY seeks assistance


From Linda M. Brown - Mendota Community: (08/05/99)

Dear Friends, I'm just writing a quick update to night as I am very tired. Today 8 people were arrested for locking down at the state capital rotunda. This was a independent action and the Mendota people and others in the coalition heard about this pretty much by watching the news tonight. There was also a 49 nine year old man arrested a few days ago, and no one seems to know who he is. I would like to some day thank him for doing something that his heart must have lead him to do. We held another rally today and we have joined in a coalition with some activists from the north side of the city who have been trying to get the city of Minneapolis to address affordable housing issues. Affordable housing is being torn down at a faster pace than new affordable housing is being built. This is taking place on the northern end of the same Highway 55 that we have been trying so desperately to stop the rerouting of on the south end. Isn't it amazing that our government is willing to spend millions upon millions of dollars for a road that almost nobody wants, and the working poor of the city are living on the streets or in shelters. Where are the elected DFLer's that dominate the politics of the city's priorities? Please continue to do all that you can, you are making a difference. Pidamiya,
Love Linda


NOTE: I have continued to leave the following in these updates because we still need some calls and letters written. Since you are reading this, please help out with at least an email.....
U.S. Senators and Representatives via clickable map

U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Names, Addresses, email to Senate Committee Members.
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:senator@wellstone.senate.gov

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!


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