Hail No to a New Stadium at RFK - Add Your Name Below

If you believe the 190 acres of RFK's campus could be more than the next NFL stadium for billionaire Dan Snyder, say #HailNo and sign this petition below:

"As a DC resident, I am against a deal that gives away a single square foot of land or a single District tax dollar to build a new stadium for billionaire NFL owner Dan Snyder.

  • I believe the 190 acres alongside the Anacostia River could be so much more than oceans of asphalt for surface parking and a 60,000 seat stadium.

  • On average, most NFL stadiums only hold 10 to 20 events annually outside of eight NFL home games, meaning the stadium sits empty more than 300 days a year. An enormous space that sits empty doesn’t spur economic growth and doesn’t help the surrounding community, as study after study has demonstrated.

  • Make no mistake - people drive to NFL games and they're going to park somewhere, regardless of how much is available. At San Francisco's new stadium, they had to rent out all of the parking lots at a nearby amusement park. Where do you think people will park around RFK if there isn't enough parking for fans?

  • Nationwide, since 1997 we've seen the NFL pit communities against each other while collecting more than $6.7 billion dollars from taxpayers to build stadiums for privately-owned teams. Overall, local taxpayers end up footing around half the bill for a new NFL stadium.  

  • The costs of these projects are always higher than estimated. The five most recent newly-constructed NFL stadiums have surpassed more than $1 billion dollars each!

  • As a DC resident, I don't want to see DC hoodwinked into paying for a billionaire's stadium. The District needs our tax dollars to create new housing at all levels, support local DC entrepreneurs who run small and local business, take urgent steps forward to shift to a 100% clean energy environment, build larger and modern schools for our growing city, fund our Metro system, and in general spend money to make life better and easier for DC residents.

  • Sitting on the banks of the historic Anacostia River, a new stadium and all of the traffic and trash that would come along, would set the Anacostia River's improvement back. RFK has never had to meet standards set by the National Environmental Policy Act, and I am concerned any deal worked out under the outgoing Congress would try to extend the exemption to holding the site accountable to environmental standards.

Dedicating millions of dollars to bring an NFL stadium to the District is a bad deal and a poor use of an incredible opportunity. 

I urge the DC Council and Mayor Muriel Bowser to reject a deal made between the outgoing congress and this President and the NFL, which once again circumvents the local control and rights of the residents who call the District of Columbia home. Only in the District of Columbia does this happen without the residents having a seat at the table.

Thank you."

Who's signing

Amy Fisher
Julian Weaver
Robert Vignerot
Dennis Bass
Zack Rubin-McCarry
Nathan Danskey
Mark Reeve
Kasey Dorris
Zachary Rogstad
Susan Spaulding
Zachary Cafritz
Ben Curran
Amber Jones
Mandy Roberts
Gladys B. Baxley
Jill Normington
Elizabeth Hague
Mandisa Oni Jones
Alan Roth
Penelope Kyritsis
Patrick King
Rebecca Gordon
Ethan Senack
Doris Anne Martin
Tony Camilli
Radhika Bhat
Warren Hoppmeyer
William Foskett
Byron Willis
Jeremy Mohler
3,953 SIGNATURES
4,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Amy Fisher
    signed 2019-01-22 22:14:15 -0500
  • Julian Weaver
    signed 2019-01-22 20:59:07 -0500
    Julian Weaver
  • Robert Vignerot
    signed 2019-01-22 20:27:27 -0500
  • Dennis Bass
    signed 2019-01-22 17:49:58 -0500
  • Zack Rubin-McCarry
    signed 2019-01-22 17:00:25 -0500
  • Nathan Danskey
    signed 2019-01-22 16:06:44 -0500
    Tax payers do not need to subsidize the profitable business dealings of billionaires.
  • Mark Reeve
    signed 2019-01-22 15:48:11 -0500
    Mark Richard Reeve
  • Kasey Dorris
    signed 2019-01-22 14:29:55 -0500
    My biggest reason for signing is that I’m goddamned sick of having this city promote a racial slur as a stupid football tea name because we’re too privileged to consider the actual harm it continues to cause our native and indigineois communities.
  • Zachary Rogstad
    signed 2019-01-22 12:18:09 -0500
    As long as Dan Snyder owns the Washington Football Team and they maintain a racist epithet as their team name they have no business representing this city or playing within its limits.
  • Susan Spaulding
    signed 2019-01-22 12:01:44 -0500
    Susan Spaulding
  • Zachary Cafritz
    signed 2019-01-22 11:05:39 -0500
  • Ben Curran
    signed 2019-01-20 22:47:57 -0500
    We have to stop this from happening. No need for a new stadium to begin with, let alone the shameful name of the Washington team, and I am a proud native Washingtonian.
  • Amber Jones
    signed via 2019-01-13 19:10:39 -0500
  • Mandy Roberts
    signed via 2019-01-13 15:09:36 -0500
  • Gladys B. Baxley
    signed via 2019-01-13 13:18:17 -0500
  • Jill Normington
    signed via 2019-01-13 11:07:29 -0500
  • Elizabeth Hague
    signed via 2019-01-13 10:44:45 -0500
    ELIZABETH W HAGUE
  • Mandisa Oni Jones
    signed 2019-01-12 21:31:31 -0500
  • Alan Roth
    signed 2019-01-11 15:26:44 -0500
  • Penelope Kyritsis
    signed via 2019-01-11 13:16:00 -0500
  • Patrick King
    signed via 2019-01-10 12:47:29 -0500
  • Rebecca Gordon
    signed via 2019-01-10 09:51:15 -0500
  • Ethan Senack
    signed 2019-01-09 22:22:59 -0500
  • Doris Anne Martin
    signed 2019-01-09 20:02:40 -0500
    It would be an abomination to use this site as a stadium. It should be used for the good of the people every day.
  • Tony Camilli
    signed 2019-01-08 14:21:42 -0500
  • Radhika Bhat
    signed via 2019-01-08 12:00:52 -0500
  • Warren Hoppmeyer
    signed 2019-01-08 10:16:05 -0500
    Absolutely not!
  • William Foskett
    signed 2019-01-08 09:42:35 -0500
  • Byron Willis
    signed 2019-01-07 23:27:02 -0500
  • Jeremy Mohler
    signed 2019-01-07 21:07:34 -0500