Albuquerque City Council Condemns Wednesday’s Attack on the Capitol

Joint statement from City Councilors Lan Sena, Pat Davis, Trudy Jones, and Diane Gibson.

January 11, 2021

Albuquerque City Councilors Lan Sena, Pat Davis, Trudy Jones, and Diane Gibson issue a joint statement supporting people’s right to free speech in a non-violent manner. The display of blatant violence and intimidation at our nation’s Capitol was a direct assault on our democracy and democratic process. We grieve the loss of life caused by acts of terrorism. Violence is never an acceptable form of communication and cannot be tolerated.

As we have for centuries, the people of Albuquerque strive to listen to one another. While we may not always agree, we show respect for one another. Our City government proudly upholds our United States Constitution, as well as the rules of law that govern our City.  We deeply regret the recent violent events but will not allow them to deter us from our work and our commitment to the people of Albuquerque.

We are proud to serve you and all the residents of Albuquerque, the home to a vibrant and diverse population. It’s part of what makes this such a special place.

Going forward in the spirit of healing and unification, we commit to respecting one another and bridging our differences to build our community, find solutions and work together so that everyone - all people - thrive.

Let us join to move beyond the chaos of hate and divisiveness and go back to thoughtful discussions that make positive change for everyone.