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

Robb Dooling
Rayna Green
Tiphany Gilbert
Marie Cohen
Diane Klopack
Erik Cieslewicz
Andrew Otey
Angela Pelletier
Annie Morgan
Kenyon Weaver
Greg Gautreaux
Anne Peacock
James Quinn
Jonathan Hamlet
Patricia Braley
Aaron Goldschmidt
H L
Kate Mcfadden
Bruce Levine
Kelly Waud
Thomas Getman
Elizabeth Hannold
Tiffany Farchione
Greg Alexander
Katherine White
Laura Furr
Carl Ford
Elizabeth Becker
4,024 SIGNATURES
4,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Robb Dooling
    signed 2018-12-14 14:02:06 -0500
  • Rayna Green
    signed 2018-12-14 14:01:59 -0500
    Hail no! indeed and double down that! Neither the city nor our neighborhood needs this public funding and public support disaster. We agree with every point in Charles Allen’s stellar list of why we don’t need the explextive billionaire’s extortion and racist team back in our town and what we do need instead.
  • Tiphany Gilbert
    signed 2018-12-14 14:00:51 -0500
  • Marie Cohen
    signed 2018-12-14 14:00:43 -0500
    Marie K Cohen
  • Diane Klopack
    signed 2018-12-14 14:00:29 -0500
  • Erik Cieslewicz
    signed 2018-12-14 13:59:58 -0500
  • Ibew
    @IBEW tweeted link to this page. 2018-12-14 13:59:36 -0500
    Sign the petition: Hail No to a New Stadium at RFK - Add Your Name Below https://www.hailnorfk.com/?recruiter_id=1217766
  • Andrew Otey
    signed 2018-12-14 13:59:05 -0500
  • Angela Pelletier
    signed 2018-12-14 13:57:47 -0500
  • Annie Morgan
    signed 2018-12-14 13:57:41 -0500
  • Kenyon Weaver
    signed 2018-12-14 13:57:23 -0500
  • Greg Gautreaux
    signed 2018-12-14 13:56:37 -0500
    There is no reason a guy worth $2B and who pulls in north of $350M a year can’t fund his own excess. In Oxon Hill.
  • J. Hamlet
    @JayHamlet tweeted link to this page. 2018-12-14 13:54:49 -0500
    Sign the petition: Hail No to a New Stadium at RFK - Add Your Name Below https://www.hailnorfk.com/?recruiter_id=1217760
  • Anne Peacock
    signed 2018-12-14 13:54:40 -0500
  • James Quinn
    signed 2018-12-14 13:54:17 -0500
  • Jonathan Hamlet
    signed 2018-12-14 13:54:17 -0500
  • Patricia Braley
    signed 2018-12-14 13:53:35 -0500
  • Aaron Goldschmidt
    signed 2018-12-14 13:52:23 -0500
  • H L
    signed 2018-12-14 13:52:08 -0500
  • Kate Mcfadden
    signed 2018-12-14 13:51:21 -0500
  • Bruce Levine
    signed 2018-12-14 13:50:09 -0500
    Simply put, a) we should not be facilitating with public funds any Redskins stadium and b) that land can be used for far more productive public purposes.
  • Kelly Waud
    signed 2018-12-14 13:48:52 -0500
    Kelly Waud
  • Thomas Getman
    signed 2018-12-14 13:48:23 -0500
    For 42 years we have awaited a more responsible use of the acreage around RFK. Our 3 children now in their 40s rode bikes and hiked in the green space around the perimeter…now is the time to expand the space for the increasing numbers of young families in Ward 6…and to keep them safe on the neighboring streets. Please no NFL football in our ever more lovely surroundings.
  • Elizabeth Hannold
    signed 2018-12-14 13:47:20 -0500
  • Tiffany Farchione
    signed 2018-12-14 13:47:17 -0500
  • Greg Alexander
    signed 2018-12-14 13:46:10 -0500
  • Katherine White
    signed 2018-12-14 13:43:43 -0500
    An NFL stadium is a terrible use of space here.
  • Laura Furr
    signed 2018-12-14 13:43:12 -0500
  • Carl Ford
    signed 2018-12-14 13:40:54 -0500
  • Elizabeth Becker
    signed 2018-12-14 13:40:51 -0500