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

Jean Sammon
Alexander Isaac
Jeff Ng
MaryCatherine Russell
Kristin Anderson
Jenefer Ellingston
MaryBeth Washington
Robert Savelson
joseph tarantolo.m.d.
Tara Ramchandani
Susan Goodman
Anthony Austin
Sue Healey
Gordon Keller
Sharon House
Ron Skoglund
Allyson Shaw
Malinda Harrell
Kelsey Livingston
Julian Hunt
Courtney Spearman
Kristie McComb
Norman Metzger
Susan O'Connell
Leslie Brettschneider
Michele de Nevers
Ryan L. Masser
Jeffrey Warner
Jon Wadsworth
3,886 SIGNATURES
4,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Jean Sammon
    signed 2019-02-16 17:08:09 -0500
    What a waste of space. DC has a critical need for affordable housing for people who need a place to live, every day, not a stadium where a few people can play several times a year.
  • Alexander Isaac
    signed 2019-02-16 16:29:42 -0500
    Dan Snyder drove our team into the dirt, and should take it somewhere else. It’s not our team anymore. We need more resources for the local community not for wealthy Virginians.
  • Jeff Ng
    signed 2019-02-16 15:32:55 -0500
  • MaryCatherine Russell
    signed 2019-02-16 12:26:46 -0500
  • Kristin Anderson
    signed 2019-02-16 08:43:28 -0500
  • Jenefer Ellingston
    signed 2019-02-16 04:34:30 -0500
  • MaryBeth Washington
    signed 2019-02-15 23:36:33 -0500
  • Robert Savelson
    signed 2019-02-15 18:30:49 -0500
  • joseph tarantolo.m.d.
    signed 2019-02-15 15:04:44 -0500
    There are so many wonderful ways to use the RFK site. Don’t waste it on a stadium. Rather,

    Parks, residences, access to the river, commercial, sports…
  • Tara Ramchandani
    signed 2019-02-15 14:31:47 -0500
    let’s invest in healthy neighborhoods!
  • Susan Goodman
    signed 2019-02-15 14:01:04 -0500
    If DC residents have no parking, stadium attendees shouldn’t either. Double standard by mayor and council.
  • Anthony Austin
    signed 2019-02-15 11:06:42 -0500
  • Sue Healey
    signed 2019-02-15 10:51:44 -0500
  • Gordon Keller
    signed 2019-02-15 10:36:06 -0500
    The East Hill neighborhood of Washington DC does not need a new NFL stadium giveaway to a failing billionaire owner. The impacts on the environment, on traffic congestion, on parking in neighborhoods, and on overall quality of life are too great. Not a single DC tax dollar should be spent or offered as incentive for an NFL move back into DC. We don’t need it and we don’t want it!
  • Sharon House
    signed 2019-02-15 10:13:05 -0500
  • Ron Skoglund
    signed 2019-02-15 10:04:42 -0500
  • Allyson Shaw
    signed 2019-02-15 09:57:37 -0500
  • Malinda Harrell
    signed 2019-02-15 09:51:59 -0500
    Malinda Harrell
  • Kelsey Livingston
    signed 2019-02-15 09:37:50 -0500
  • Jennifer Albee
    @jennifer_albee tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-15 08:59:34 -0500
    Save my neighborhood! Sign the petition: Hail No to a New Stadium at RFK - Add Your Name Below https://www.hailnorfk.com/?recruiter_id=1221431
  • Julian Hunt
    signed via 2019-02-15 08:55:41 -0500
  • Courtney Spearman
    signed 2019-02-15 08:28:01 -0500
  • Kristie McComb
    signed 2019-02-15 08:19:56 -0500
    We can do much better for our DC residents than a football stadium. Back to the drawing board and please listen to the citizens of DC!
  • Norman Metzger
    signed 2019-02-15 08:12:15 -0500
    Norman Metzger
  • Susan O'Connell
    signed 2019-02-15 07:31:46 -0500
    Susan O’Connell
  • Leslie Brettschneider
    signed 2019-02-15 07:25:08 -0500
  • Michele de Nevers
    signed 2019-02-15 07:18:13 -0500
  • Ryan L. Masser
    signed 2019-02-15 07:00:25 -0500
    Ryan L. Masser
  • Jeffrey Warner
    signed 2019-02-15 06:48:37 -0500
  • Jon Wadsworth
    signed 2019-02-15 01:00:54 -0500
    Don’t waste our money on a billionaire’s new toy!