A social media event notice for #OpenNM Caravan. Courtesy Facebook
BY MAIRE O’NEILL
The Republican Party of Los Alamos has announced an event called #OpenNM Caravan Rally to be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Los Alamos.
An announcement for the event reads as follows:
“We are urging our Governor to open New Mexico in a safe and responsible way that protects our citizens and our small business community. Meet at the County Municipal Building parking lot. We will be social distancing in our cars and head down Central Ave. Bring flags, signs, and paint on windows as we peacefully exercise our 1st Amendment rights.”
RPLA Second Vice Chair Paul Jaramillo said Monday morning that New Mexico’s economy must be reopened for business.
“Destroying the livelihoods of thousands of New Mexico residents and their families may result if we don’t act quickly. It comes down to watching people fall into severe poverty, which we have never ranked high in the nation anyway, or opening up New Mexico in a safe responsible manner. I prefer the latter,” Jaramillo said.
He said anyone who wants to may participate in the rally, not just Republicans.