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. 

Thank you."

Who's signing

Kelsey Lopez
Lorraine Rose
Heidi Reichert
Nicole Chantrelle
Willis Goldbeck
Marguerite Nutter
Debbie Loftin
Brenda Tobe
Nancy Warder
Rose Garr
Leda Bloomfield
Nicholas Webber
Gabriel Hopkins
Katherine Wright
Amy Allen
Robert Pursley
Tim Garland
elinor berg
Timothy Carlton
Christopher Andrews
Alexander Dolan
Sara Carnochan
Andrew Radin
Mehul Patel
Rm Berger
Arlene Alligood
walter willson
Helen Schietinger
Daria Scala
Lara Fife
3,955 SIGNATURES
4,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Kelsey Lopez
    signed 2019-03-28 15:44:50 -0400
  • Lorraine Rose
    signed 2019-03-28 14:50:45 -0400
  • Heidi Reichert
    signed 2019-03-28 14:14:58 -0400
  • Nicole Chantrelle
    signed 2019-03-28 14:02:46 -0400
    Nicole Chantrelle
  • Willis Goldbeck
    signed 2019-03-28 13:51:31 -0400
  • Marguerite Nutter
    signed 2019-03-28 13:38:31 -0400
  • Debbie Loftin
    signed 2019-03-28 13:24:35 -0400
  • Brenda Tobe
    signed 2019-03-28 13:21:57 -0400
  • Nancy Warder
    signed 2019-03-28 12:40:36 -0400
  • Rose Garr
    signed 2019-03-28 12:03:06 -0400
  • Leda Bloomfield
    signed 2019-03-28 11:52:24 -0400
  • Nicholas Webber
    signed 2019-03-28 11:40:09 -0400
    Nicholas A Webber
  • Gabriel Hopkins
    signed 2019-03-28 11:31:17 -0400
  • Katherine Wright
    signed 2019-03-28 11:25:36 -0400
    Katherine O Wright
  • Amy Allen
    signed 2019-03-28 11:23:55 -0400
  • Robert Pursley
    signed 2019-03-28 11:21:39 -0400
  • Tim Garland
    signed 2019-03-22 17:03:54 -0400
  • elinor berg
    signed 2019-03-22 15:00:56 -0400
  • Timothy Carlton
    signed 2019-03-22 14:36:56 -0400
  • Christopher Andrews
    signed 2019-03-22 08:02:59 -0400
  • Alexander Dolan
    signed 2019-03-12 11:42:54 -0400
  • Sara Carnochan
    signed via 2019-02-22 13:40:21 -0500
  • Andrew Radin
    signed via 2019-02-21 23:44:42 -0500
    This space can be much better used than a football stadium
  • Mehul Patel
    signed via 2019-02-21 22:23:45 -0500
  • Rm Berger
    signed via 2019-02-21 09:50:09 -0500
  • Arlene Alligood
    signed 2019-02-20 15:21:03 -0500
  • walter willson
    signed 2019-02-20 11:16:11 -0500
  • Helen Schietinger
    signed via 2019-02-20 09:47:22 -0500
  • Daria Scala
    signed via 2019-02-20 09:25:20 -0500
    We are long-time DC residents and oppose giving more money for a football stadium.
  • Lara Fife
    signed via 2019-02-19 14:09:15 -0500
    The last thing DC needs is yet another sports stadium that will NOT bring jobs and only use tax payers money for no good.