Here's a call script from organizers from Keep Santa Fe Multicultural mural campaign. For more information, check out their website: https://keepsantafemulticultural.org/
my name is [insert your name] and I am your constituent from [insert city and state]. I am calling to ask Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to do everything in her power to save the historic Multicultural mural that currently resides on the Halpin Building on 2118 S Guadalupe Street. The Department of Cultural Affairs has not been transparent about their plans to demolish an important artwork, painted by renowned artists (Gilberto Guzmán, Frederico Vigil, Zara Kriegstein, Rosemary Stearns, David Bradley, and Linda Lomahoftewa) and members of the community, without public input.
I am calling on you to ask the DCA to postpone any further plans to demolish the mural. The DCA should host a public townhall and provide a timeline on Vladem Contemporary’s construction and all plans for demolition of the building. Given that DCA has misrepresented the conservator’s report on the mural, they should also seek a cost estimate proposal by a qualified professional examining all the options provided in Lawrence's original report. And while the DCA’s mission is a ‘dedication to preserving and celebrating the cultural integrity and diversity of our state,’ by pushing for the destruction of a significant cultural and historical marker in Santa Fe, they are not only evading their stated mission, but treating the museum's construction and the mural's destruction as if it were entirely funded by private money when that is not the case.
Please advocate for this significant public artwork and all that it stands for.