Congressional Candidate Asks A-Listers To Stop Using Private Jets At LA Airport
First Published: January 22, 2010 5:35 PM EST Credit: NBC Photo: Paul Drinkwater
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A Congressional candidate has asked Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts, John Travolta and Steven Spielberg to sign a “no jets” pledge.
According to the Santa Monica Daily News, Marcy Winograd, a Democrat running for Congress in the 36th District, has written a letter asking the A-listers and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, to refrain from flying in and out of Santa Monica Airport on private jets due to pollution the planes create for local residents in the surrounding communities.
“The health and well-being of people in West LA should take precedence over convenience,” she said, according to the newspaper.
The stars Winograd sent the letters to all reportedly use the airport.
But Winograd isn’t suggesting the stars skip using private jets, just that they do it somewhere else, such as Van Nuys Airport. A manager of the Santa Monica Airport told the paper that 40 jets take off and land each day.
“I don’t know of any organized efforts to reach out to the people who are actually using these jets, so I thought it’s certainly worth a try,” she told the paper.
Winograd has yet to receive a response to her letters, which she sent out on Monday.
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