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

Gabriel Anaya
Amanda Shipe
Andrew Lightman
Andy Litsky
Nicole Nathanson
Patrick Burnett
John Kircher
Abbie Sorrendino
Courtney Carter
A. Drew Smith
Jill Cashen
Andrea Boron
Caroline Quat
Jason Goldsmith
Tim Schmitz
Peter van Rossum
Jeffrey Baker
Cathy Hampton
Sarah Heffern
Muriel Shepperson
Lorraine Osinski
Martha Huizenga
Emily Russell
Gregor Young
Pedro Morillas
Elizabeth Engel
David Montes
Tadina Ross
Ellen Murphy
3,950 SIGNATURES
4,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Gabriel Anaya
    signed 2018-12-14 12:56:46 -0500
  • Amanda Shipe
    signed 2018-12-14 12:56:45 -0500
  • Andrew Lightman
    signed 2018-12-14 12:55:44 -0500
  • Andy Litsky
    signed 2018-12-14 12:55:06 -0500
    Just because the Republican Congress says we may doesn’t require The Council to say we should. And to Dan Snyder? Why not give it to Donald Trump? Stop this NOW!
  • Nicole Nathanson
    signed 2018-12-14 12:52:45 -0500
  • Patrick Burnett
    signed 2018-12-14 12:52:37 -0500
  • John Kircher
    signed 2018-12-14 12:52:31 -0500
  • Abbie Sorrendino
    signed 2018-12-14 12:51:59 -0500
  • Courtney Carter
    signed 2018-12-14 12:51:58 -0500
  • A. Drew Smith
    signed 2018-12-14 12:51:49 -0500
    They already have a stadium. They don’t need another one.
  • Jill Cashen
    @jillcashen tweeted link to this page. 2018-12-14 12:51:34 -0500
    Sign the petition: Hail No to a New Stadium at RFK - Add Your Name Below https://www.hailnorfk.com/?recruiter_id=223457
  • Jill Cashen
    signed 2018-12-14 12:51:20 -0500
    Jill A Cashen
  • Andrea Boron
    signed 2018-12-14 12:51:04 -0500
    Consult DC residents on best use of land and our tax dollars!
  • Caroline Quat
    signed 2018-12-14 12:50:45 -0500
    Literally…no ones wants a new stadium for a team with a horrible owner who refuses to change the name to something no offensive. For a team that has been losing fans and viewers for years. For a stadium that won’t get any community use in a spot that should be used for community reasons. Let’s do something with the land that actually helps DC with some of its biggest issues. We need more jobs, more low income housing, more grocery options…let’s deal with that instead of build an annoying new stadium.
  • Jason Goldsmith
    signed via 2018-12-14 12:50:40 -0500
    Jason Goldsmith
  • Tim Schmitz
    signed 2018-12-14 12:50:20 -0500
  • Peter van Rossum
    signed 2018-12-14 12:50:08 -0500
  • Jeffrey Baker
    signed 2018-12-14 12:50:04 -0500
  • Cathy Hampton
    signed 2018-12-14 12:49:39 -0500
  • Sarah Heffern
    signed 2018-12-14 12:49:15 -0500
  • Muriel Shepperson
    signed 2018-12-14 12:48:58 -0500
    Not to mention the name is a racial slur!! Has always been! Just watch western movies and tv shows to hear the venom!! I am behind this effort 100%!! Thank you Charles Allen for being a true leader in this regard! Thank you!
  • Lorraine Osinski
    signed 2018-12-14 12:48:53 -0500
    Haven’t we used enough of our tax dollars for things that sports owners won’t pay for themselves? The starting cost of a new stadium is 1 BILLION! 1BILLION for something to be used 10-30 times a year, when we in the community want housing, and better roads, and improved schools. Shame on you for more listening to the community in and around this area.
  • Martha Huizenga
    signed 2018-12-14 12:48:30 -0500
  • Emily Russell
    signed 2018-12-14 12:47:04 -0500
  • Gregor Young
    signed 2018-12-14 12:47:02 -0500
    This land should be used for something else that benefits the public good. Do not give tax dollars to the Redskins, that’s not acceptable.
  • Pedro Morillas
    signed via 2018-12-14 12:46:23 -0500
  • Elizabeth Engel
    signed 2018-12-14 12:46:11 -0500
  • David Montes
    signed 2018-12-14 12:44:59 -0500
  • Tadina Ross
    signed 2018-12-14 12:44:49 -0500
  • Ellen Murphy
    signed 2018-12-14 12:44:32 -0500
    We don’t need stadiums we need hospitals and housing that low income people can actually afford.