September 9, 2021

For Immediate Release:

Richmond, VA — After witnessing the removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s Monument Avenue, Delegate Lashrecse Aird (D – Petersburg) released the following statement: 

“Today we celebrate the countless advocates and organizers whose tireless efforts came to fruition as the statue of Robert E. Lee was finally and formally removed from its pedestal on Monument Avenue.” 

“While the removal of this shameful tribute is by no means the end of our journey toward a world without systemic racism, today is nothing short of a resounding victory. While we have more work left to do, let us not lose sight of the power of this moment. Today will forever remain a poignant reminder that when we work together, we win together.”