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,
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:firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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