Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Arizona U.S. Rep. Martha McSally Statement on Cherrybell Postal Facility Status Change

TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement after the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced it was altering its plans to shut down the remaining functions carried out at the Cherrybell Processing & Distribution Center in Tucson. The status of the remaining functions, which were previously slated for closure on July 11, 2015, changed to “to be determined.”
 “This change is welcome news for Southern Arizonans who depend on this facility, but we still have work to do,” said Rep. McSally. “Veterans, seniors, and people across our district rely on Cherrybell for prompt mail delivery and other needs. I’ve been hard at work to coordinate my efforts with local leaders and my Arizona House colleagues to support this facility and the important services it provides and will continue working with them to advocate for its long-term operation.”
Tomorrow, Rep. McSally and Tucson Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres will tour the Cherrybell facility to receive an update about its operations. Media availability will occur at 11:00AM outside the facility’s main entrance.
In April, Rep. McSally attended a roundtable with Vice Mayor Fimbres and local leaders about coordinating local and federal efforts in support of the Cherrybell Facility’s continued operation. She also led a bipartisan effort in March by members of the Arizona delegation to call on Postmaster General Megan Brennan to revisit decisions that would consolidate operations at the Cherrybell Facility and see the facility’s impacts first-hand.
Tour of Cherrybell Processing & Distribution Center
U.S. Representative Martha McSally
Vice Mayor Richard Fimbres
Wednesday, May 27
Cherrybell Processing & Distribution Center
1501 S. Cherrybell Stravenue
Tucson, AZ

*Availability outside Main Entrance

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