Sunday, February 12, 2012

Keep the Columbia Street Post Office Open!

If you've visited our little Post Office on Columbia Street this week you'll know that the USPS plans to close it at the end of March. Owner Rita Farone, who has been running the contracted Post Office for 17 years, is collecting signatures on a petition which she plans to send to the American Postal Workers Union soon.

Carroll Gardens Patch reports that calls to Community Board Six prompted District Manager Craig Hammerman to send a letter to the Postmaster General, asking for the decision to be reversed. He added this advice:
"It may be worth the effort for interested parties to reach out to their federal elected officials to see if they would be willing to intervene on the neighborhood's behalf. I suppose additional letters to the Postmaster General couldn't hurt either."

Here is where to contact our Representatives and Senators to ask for their support!

Contact Congresswoman Nydia Velázques:
Contact Senator Gillibrand:

Send a letter to the Postmaster General: 
Pat Donahoe
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Washington DC 20260-0010

Want to do more to help? There's some advice here for organizing the community to save a Post Office. 

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