I hope people are writing to the city of Ashland and will protest the 10 story tall cell tower they’re threatening to put at the SOU Stadium, right in the heart of town, obtrusive and dangerous for everybody nearby. It’s proposed to be placed at the SOU stadium. PLEASE, if you see this, I would be very grateful and so would the little kids’ developing brains all over this neighborhood, plus all our elders and everyone in between. I’d love any sort of reassurance that Ashland locals will take a brief moment to push back. I know you are all inundated with other news, but this is in our backyard, literally. We have a chance to stop it if we act this week. Send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org for now. We’ll have to do more in the coming weeks and months too.
Sample letter: It’ll have more effect if you personalize it. The planning dept. needs to hear our individual reasons. It can be very short and to the point, whatever you feel most strongly about.
To the City of Ashland Planning Department,
I am strongly opposed to the proposed cell phone tower being placed by the SOU stadium. It is a terrible and wrong location for one of these towers for several reasons. It is just feet away from Walker Elementary School, SOU dorms, the Ashland Senior Community Center, the SOU student dorms, SOU student family housing, and many residential neighborhoods. I live in Ashland because I care about my family’s health and well-being and the environment. <>There are so many reasons why this will be dangerous and a travesty for our town.
Some ideas: it will lower property values because many people to be in a natural, more ecologically rich natural beauty, to heal from the bigger more congested cities,
Here are some jumping off points you can use to write your more personal letter about how it will affect you and your family:
I am very concerned because
- this type of radiation disrupts DNA leading to increased risk of certain types of cancers
- Interferes with reproduction and fetal development
- Neurological impairment and electro sensitivity, with children at higher risk. Many children live and attend school in this neighborhood.
- Can be fatal for birds and pollinators and this is a primary route and resting area for migrating birds.
4G towers can be upgraded to 5G later. 5G involves higher frequencies that have NOT been tested for safety.
-There is no gap in service need for this tower and it is harmful to have them right in places where people will be exposed to this radiation 24/7, when they sleep and when they are at work or school, or at the senior center.
Please do not allow this tower to ruin our community.
Your neighborhood or address
Cynthia Zwerling for this template and all the work you have done to spread the word. Contact her if you’d like to help with putting up posters.