Tell Virginia to Take Robert E. Lee Out of the U.S. Capitol

100 statues represent 50 states in the U.S. Capitol, two provided by each state. One of Virginia's is Robert E. Lee.

Please sign this petition to the Virginia legislature and governor:

We implore you to immediately remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from the U.S. Capitol, and to permit local governments in Virginia to take down statues as they see fit.


151-175 of 15101 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
14951 3 months ago Alexandra Lovell Brooklyn, NY , US
14950 3 months ago Anonymous san francisco, CA , US
14949 3 months ago Florence Boos Iowa City, IA , US It's way past time to stop honoring those who fought against our country, causing 1,000,000 deaths. This statue is an affront to black people, to everyone whose ancestors were affected by the Civil ...
14948 3 months ago jean slocum Seattle, WA , US
14947 3 months ago Franklin Thornton Wilmington, DE , US
14946 3 months ago Robert Henderson Mason, MI , US
14945 3 months ago James Cunningham Shawnee Hills, OH , US It's time to admit that racism, and it's symbols, must end.
14944 3 months ago jeanne lebow Gautier, MS , US I was born in Stuart Circle Hospital in Richmond under the watchful eyes of J.E.B. Stuart. I don't live in Virginia now, but I've certainly driven up and down Monument Avenue many times and grew up...
14943 3 months ago Tom Gourley Richmond, CA , US
14942 3 months ago Lucy Kenyon Santa Rosa, CA , US
14941 3 months ago Timothy Wright pittsfield, MA , US .
14940 3 months ago Brenda Beazley Palmyra, VA , US I want ANY and ALL monuments and statues and flags or anything else giving tribute to ANY confederate issue OUT of my U.S. Capitol, off U.S. Capitol grounds, and OFF of any U.S., State, City, Town, ...
14939 3 months ago Linda Musmeci Kimball Oxford, OH , US
14938 3 months ago Susan Hathaway Pico Rivera, CA , US
14937 3 months ago David Miller Holden, MA , US
14936 3 months ago David Klassen Hannibal, MO , US We put up statues to honor people we admire, people who have done great things. We must not, in our Capital, honor persons who committed treason, taking up arms against our country.
14935 3 months ago Linda Blair Missoula, MT , US
14934 3 months ago Glenn Frantz Paoli, PA , US
14933 3 months ago Terry Lowman Ames, IA , US
14932 3 months ago Leo Sandy Chesterfield, NH , US Lee committed treason, supported slavery, and was a racist. He should be remembered but not honored. Replace him with Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, and other heroes of the south.
14931 3 months ago Anonymous Stuart, VA , US
14930 3 months ago Robert Sanders Temple, GA , US
14929 3 months ago Sara Hayes Long Beach, CA , US
14928 3 months ago Leah Gitter New York, NY , US
14927 3 months ago Sharon Garlena Frederick, MD , US Take Robert E. Lee Out of the U.S. Capitol, in addition to all other racists statues.
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Background:
> Washington Post: How statues of Robert E. Lee and other Confederates got into the U.S. Capitol
> Washington Post: The U.S. Capitol has at least three times as many statues of Confederate figures as it does of black people