Since the beginning of March, AKA Women’s History Month, there’s been a statue of the “Fearless Girl” staring down the”Charging Bull” of Wall Street in NYC.
The installation was made to be temporary. It was put out on March 8, International Women’s Day, by artist Kristen Visbal and installed by investment service company, State Street Advisers and the plan was to take it down by April 2.
But it looks like not everyone is ready to part with Fearless Girl.
Several lawmakers in New York held press conferences advocating for the statue to stay. Reportedly, over 50 elected officials have signed a letter to the New York City Mayor’s Office in a petition to keep Fearless Girl a permanent fixture in the city. Some of the signees include members of the New York City Council, State Assembly, State Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives.
But it’s not only state officials that can sign a petition — you can too!
If you’d like to do your part to keep the “Fearless Girl” statue around, you can go to ThePetitionSite.com or Change.org to sign. You can also reach out to the New York City Mayor’s Office on Twitter @BilldeBlasio @NYCMayor.
And it seems like the mayor may have heard our pleas! Bill de Blasio stated,
“I understand that for a lot of people, it’s a fantastically powerful symbol, certainly for a lot of young women, a lot of girls as well.”
With your help, we could be able to keep the “Fearless Girl” around!