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Does nighttime noise keep you awake?

Read About Our January 1999 PAJAMA PROTEST!!!

Residents Against Aiport Racket united on the night of January 17, 1999 at the main terminal of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Airport. The pajama demonstration was held to protest nighttime noise.

The event was a HUGE success. ROAR members appeared on most of the local television newscasts, the CBS and NPR stations, and both daily newspapers with a spot story and a column the day after the protest.

While a snowstorm raged outside, about 250 people, including many children, appeared in pajamas to support ROAR's message. Eight of the thirteen Minneapolis City Council members were there (in pajamas of course) as well.

Members created a rumba line stretching the length of the ticketing area, chanting "Wake up we can't sleep, hey!" ROAR members ended with a countdown to 10 pm:"5,4,3,2,1,.....shhhhhhh........" to illustrate their message: STOP FLYING AFTER 10 PM!

ROAR organizers have received many calls in the past day from new members who saw the coverage. ROAR is being viewed as an emerging political force.

If anyone else want to adopt ROAR's strategy, they would be very happy to consult with you.....in fact, it would be wonderful if we could do this at several airports as part of a drive for a national nighttime flight curfew.

ROAR SPONSORS SENATORIAL CANDIDATES' FORUM:
July 20, 2000

Join ROAR on the evening of August 3, 2000, when United States Senate candidates present their positions on airport noise, capacity, competition and pollution.

This outdoor event will take place under the MSP flight path at Lynnhurst Park in South Minneapolis (50th St. & James Av. S.) from 6.30 - 8pm.

To date, candidates who have confirmed their intent to attend include Michael Ciresi, Leslie Davis, Mark Dayton, James Gibson, Rebecca Yanisch.

Changes in aviation practices and pollution regulations have to happen on a federal level. Citizens' recent victory on the MSP dewatering issue has shown politicians that airport issues resonate with South Metro area voters. ROAR has encouraged its membership to remain neutral in these
elections until we learn about the candidates' positions on noise, pollution and growth. We hope to elect a senator who is willing to be proactive on a national level with solutions that will greatly affect our local situation

For details and information contact Sara Strzok at sarastrzok@yahoo.com.

 

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