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

Conor Bernstein
M O'Brien
Shelly Pratt
David Lipowicz
Barb Young
Neal Pratt
Mark Adkins
Anne Hyslop
Patrick Sheehan
Matt Renaud
Marian Connolly
Zeke Reich
Charise Van Liew
Kathryn Stephens
Joseph Toscano
Delacey Skinner
Jorge Nomdedeu
Lance Hayden
Karen Zill
Karen Azeez
Cheryl Zandt
Tim Carlton
Brenda Garrett
Julie Plavsic
David Potocnik
Aleksandrs Aperans
Dennis Gonzalez
Laura Mills
Fred Moon
Sig Cohen
3,886 SIGNATURES
4,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Conor Bernstein
    signed 2019-01-02 12:43:03 -0500
  • M O'Brien
    signed 2019-01-02 12:25:59 -0500
  • Shelly Pratt
    signed 2019-01-01 23:56:34 -0500
  • David Lipowicz
    signed 2019-01-01 22:39:35 -0500
  • Barb Young
    signed 2019-01-01 21:07:42 -0500
    Affordable housing, public victory gardens, atv, dirt bike, go kart

    park, and public schools
  • Neal Pratt
    signed 2019-01-01 20:43:30 -0500
  • Mark Adkins
    signed 2019-01-01 20:01:31 -0500
  • Anne Hyslop
    signed 2019-01-01 19:57:55 -0500
  • Patrick Sheehan
    signed 2019-01-01 16:52:20 -0500
  • Matt Renaud
    signed 2018-12-31 22:52:18 -0500
  • Marian Connolly
    signed 2018-12-31 22:12:52 -0500
    Marian Connolly
  • Zeke Reich
    signed 2018-12-31 22:04:27 -0500
  • Charise Van Liew
    signed 2018-12-31 17:35:10 -0500
  • Kathryn Stephens
    signed via 2018-12-31 15:34:32 -0500
  • Joseph Toscano
    signed 2018-12-31 13:44:57 -0500
    I could be okay with a stadium if it were not with Snyder, if the team (under a new owner) changed its name, and if they offered to build a carbon-free facility, green public space and affordable housing.
  • Delacey Skinner
    signed 2018-12-31 13:25:56 -0500
  • Jorge Nomdedeu
    signed 2018-12-31 12:59:28 -0500
  • Lance Hayden
    signed 2018-12-31 11:24:31 -0500
  • Karen Zill
    signed via 2018-12-31 10:22:20 -0500
  • Karen Azeez
    signed 2018-12-31 09:44:33 -0500
    Karen Azeez
  • Cheryl Zandt
    signed via 2018-12-31 08:26:25 -0500
  • Tim Carlton
    signed 2018-12-31 03:15:43 -0500
    Absolutely not one penny for Daniel Snyder and his offensively-named disaster of an organization!
  • Brenda Garrett
    signed 2018-12-31 01:48:17 -0500
    No No No we need affordable housing
  • Julie Plavsic
    signed 2018-12-31 00:20:17 -0500
    No!
  • David Potocnik
    signed 2018-12-30 23:32:26 -0500
  • Aleksandrs Aperans
    signed 2018-12-30 21:50:02 -0500
    Aleksandrs Aperans
  • Dennis Gonzalez
    signed via 2018-12-30 18:18:08 -0500
  • Laura Mills
    signed 2018-12-30 18:17:05 -0500
  • Fred Moon
    signed 2018-12-30 16:06:33 -0500
  • Sig Cohen
    signed 2018-12-30 13:56:13 -0500