New Mexico Congressional Delegation Calls On USPS For Plan To Restore Postal Service To Chimayó Following Fire

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.) urged United States Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for a plan of action to restore postal service to the community of Chimayó.

In February, the U.S. Post Office in Chimayó was destroyed by a fire. While the USPS rerouted mail to the Santa Cruz Post Office, the distance of as much as 20 miles roundtrip puts mail service out of reach for some.

“The United States Postal Service provides a vital service to communities across the country. Letters and packages delivered by the USPS allow Americans to receive paychecks, manage finances, access prescription medications and essential supplies, communicate with the government, and vote,” the lawmakers said. “In rural communities such as Chimayó, New Mexico, the importance of these services is amplified, connecting residents with the vital services they need in the absence of reliable broadband internet. For seniors, those living with disabilities, and rural residents lacking reliable transportation, there is simply no substitute.””

Full text of the letter is available here.

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