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

Linda Lopez
Lynn Labieniec
Morris Small
Martin Dertz
Lawrence Matheson
Jonathan Fraser
Carol Green
Leslie Mobray
Linda Bowen
Elizabeth Eby
Daniel Gottovi
Andrew McCarthy-Clark
Danny Morris
Blair Devermont
Kelsey Lopez
Lorraine Rose
Heidi Reichert
Nicole Chantrelle
Willis Goldbeck
Marguerite Nutter
Debbie Loftin
Nancy Warder
Leda Bloomfield
Nicholas Webber
Gabriel Hopkins
Katherine Wright
Amy Allen
Robert Pursley
Tim Garland
4,035 SIGNATURES
4,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Linda Lopez
    signed 2019-03-29 08:20:00 -0400
    Linda Lopez
  • Lynn Labieniec
    signed 2019-03-29 06:45:08 -0400
  • Morris Small
    signed 2019-03-28 22:55:54 -0400
  • Martin Dertz
    signed 2019-03-28 21:52:56 -0400
    Martin S Dertz
  • Lawrence Matheson
    signed 2019-03-28 21:13:34 -0400
  • Jonathan Fraser
    signed 2019-03-28 20:08:11 -0400
  • Carol Green
    signed 2019-03-28 19:48:42 -0400
  • Leslie Mobray
    signed 2019-03-28 19:35:04 -0400
    Dr. Leslie Mobray
  • Linda Bowen
    signed 2019-03-28 19:07:48 -0400
  • Rob Stocks
    @StocksRob tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-28 18:55:50 -0400
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  • Elizabeth Eby
    signed 2019-03-28 17:58:41 -0400
  • Daniel Gottovi
    signed 2019-03-28 17:46:26 -0400
    Daniel Gottovi
  • Andrew McCarthy-Clark
    signed 2019-03-28 16:15:37 -0400
  • Danny Morris
    signed via 2019-03-28 16:10:20 -0400
    Daniel Morris
  • Blair Devermont
    signed 2019-03-28 16:05:33 -0400
  • 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
  • Nancy Warder
    signed 2019-03-28 12:40:36 -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