Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dalessandro working to keep Cherrybell Mail Processing Center open

Dalessandro working to keep Cherrybell Mail Processing Center open

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Andrea Dalessandro, D-Sahuarita (District 2), wants the Arizona Legislature to urge Congress to keep the Cherrybell Mail Processing Center in Tucson open.

“If the Cherrybell Mail Processing Center closes, nearly 300 Arizonans could lose their jobs,” Dalessandro said. “The first step to job growth is to keep the jobs we already have.”

Dalessandro sponsored House Concurrent Memorial 2007, which urges Congress to take action against the closing of the Cherrybell Mail Processing Center. A house concurrent memorial can be used by the State Legislature to make an official statement on an issue outside its jurisdiction.

“This processing center is the 15 largest in the nation; closing it could delay postal service,” Dalessandro said. “Currently the distribution center serves more than 1.8 million people and more than 23,000 businesses in Southern Arizona. This could unfairly affect the people in these communities, especially those in the rural areas.”

HCM 2007 cleared the first legislative hurdle earlier this week when the House Government Committee overwhelmingly passed it. A copy of HCM 2007 is available at http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=HCM2007&Session_Id=110


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