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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Rep. Martin Heinrich Will Deliver Your Holiday Card(s) to Vets & Troops


Rep. Martin Heinrich (NM-01) announced his “Holiday Cards for Our Troops” program in a statement released by his office. Congressman Heinrich is collecting cards for service members recovering from injuries and stationed away from their families this holiday season. He will then hand-deliver the cards to patients at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque. Rep. Heinrich is also partnering with United Service Organizations (USO) to send holiday cards to troops stationed overseas. Cards collected by Rep. Heinrich will be included in troop-support packages and sent to Iraq and Afghanistan.

“The holiday season can be a difficult time of year for the men and women who serve our country,” said Rep. Heinrich. “Being away from friends, family and the comfort of tradition during the holidays is an incredible sacrifice. Having spent time with our service members, I know how much it means to them to hear from folks at home. Thoughtful words of encouragement and support from our community can make a huge difference in boosting the morale of our brave men and women who serve our country with honor.”

To participate in the program, make or purchase a holiday card, write a message of thanks inside to a service member, and deliver or mail the card to Rep. Heinrich’s office in downtown Albuquerque or his new office in the South Valley by Saturday, December 12, 2009. Please follow these guidelines:

  • Address each card to a “Brave Service Member.”
  • Individual envelopes are not necessary.
  • If the cards are in envelopes please leave them unsealed.
  • All cards must be signed.
  • Please do not include your personal contact information (email, address, phone, etc.) or inserts (photos, gift cards, phone cards etc.).

Below are the addresses of Rep. Heinrich’s district offices:

Downtown Albuquerque Office: U.S Representative Martin Heinrich | 20 First Plaza NW Suite 603 | Albuquerque, NM 87102

South Valley Office: U.S Representative Martin Heinrich | 3211 Coors Blvd SW, Suite B3 | Albuquerque, NM 87121

For the full details of the program and guidelines, visit Rep. Heinrich’s Web site:

December 8, 2009 at 12:15 PM in Afghanistan, Holidays, Iraq War, Rep. Martin Heinrich (NM-01), Veterans | Permalink


Like this effort but will Rep. Heinrich ever meet with ordinary people in the district or go to a Democratic Party event? We haven't seen him in forever.

Posted by: SCC | Dec 8, 2009 12:34:46 PM

Rep. Heinrich meets with constituents in grocery stores almost every Saturday afternoon. You sign up ahead for five minutes of his attention, along with a constituent services staff member.

Remember, he's only home on the weekends, and he has a family to see, too! Most Party events are held during the week, when he's in Washington.

We're not used to having a Congressman we want to see, and who votes right on most of our issues. Heather Wilson was downright elusive, both in person and on issues.

Posted by: Michelle Meaders | Dec 8, 2009 8:34:10 PM

I think Rep. Heinrich is ashamed of being a democrat, just like Obama.

Posted by: CD1 dem | Dec 8, 2009 8:48:29 PM

Heinrich hasn't attended the last two SCC meetings. Ben Ray Lujan is always there to talk with Democrats and Teague has showed up too.

The only things Heinrich has done for months is have high dollar fundraisers and photo ops. He hasn't had one affordable fundraiser yet in his district. When was the last time he had one of those constituent meetings? It's been months.

When he needs volunteers maybe he will show up again.

Posted by: SCC | Dec 9, 2009 8:44:00 AM

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