Commentary: The Republican Party of New Mexico stands with the Union Protectiva de Santa Fe organization in its lawsuit against Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber over the destruction of a veterans memorial at the Santa Fe Plaza. The group is asking the Mayor to restore the Plaza obelisk after protestors tore it down last Indigenous Peoples Day.
RPNM believes the suit is the proper course of action because the organization is protecting our Hispanic history, culture, heritage and faith.
These monuments serve as a reminder of who we are as New Mexicans and as a people.
“RPNM supports this legal action by Union Protectiva de Santa Fe because it’s imperative that we preserve our New Mexican history and culture," said RPNM Executive Board member Mari Trujillo Spinelli. "Such monuments are symbols of our past and show where we and our communities came from. Those who tear down such symbols show disrespect and a lack of courage, and leaders of our communities must be challenged and must protect our culture and our heritage.”