Request for Testimonials
The Situation: Tucson’s lone postal processing center, Cherrybell, was threatened with closure in 2011. However, since then the Tucson and Southern Arizona community has fought back. Consumers, workers and unions, business owners, seniors, veterans groups, elected officials, and many others spoke out to defend Cherrybell. Timely mail and package delivery is critical for the delivery of medicines, ballots, business services, and more. The loss of Cherrybell would further delay first-class deliveries, inhibit our region’s economic growth, and continue the inefficient process of having local mail processed through Phoenix.
Facing strong community opposition, the U.S. Postal Service removed some services from Cherrybell but backed off from its plans for full closure, and Cherrybell continues to serve our community today.
However, recent announcements from the U.S. Postal Service have raised fresh concerns that the new Postmaster General may move forward on plans to close Cherrybell for good. Therefore, it is time for the Tucson and Southern Arizona community, a community even larger, more diverse, and geographically widespread since 2011, to speak out again.
Our Request: Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, Tucson City Councilmember Richard Fimbres, and other community leaders are organizing again to protect Cherrybell, and we need your help. Part of our strategy is to make absolutely clear to the U.S. Postal Service how critical Cherrybell is to our region’s economy, health and wellness, and quality of life. So we are asking you to please tell us what Cherrybell means to you, your business, your family, our community and/or our region.