Marcy Winograd has announced that she will participate in Friday's at . The action is aimed at increasing awareness about the dangers of leaded gasoline being used by propeller planes at SMO.
Sponsored by the Venice Neighborhood Council's Santa Monica Airport Committee, the rally will take place at Bundy Dr. and Airport Ave., at the east end of the airport, from 3 to 5 p.m.
In a press release issued Thursday, Winograd said, "In Congress, I will introduce legislation to prohibit jet use at airports where there is no buffer zone—and to restrict leaded aircraft flights near schools and parks."
Winograd—who is running in the 36th Congressional District race—stated in the release she will address possible next steps in curbing airport air and noise pollution at SMO.
"Our children should be able to play at the park and learn in school without breathing leaded gasoline," she said. "Local residents are fed up with the constant barrage of piston aircraft, and I don't blame them. We need to put the health of our families at the top of our priority list."
The two other Democratic candidates running against Winograd—Debra Bowen and Janice Hahn—have also been invited to participate in the rally.
, founder of Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution, said Hahn has already stated she will be unable to make the event.
On Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously in favor of Councilman Bill Rosendahl's resolution that aims to lower the amount of noise and pollution at SMO.
This article was originally published on Mar Vista Patch.