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

Emily Russell
Gregor Young
Pedro Morillas
Elizabeth Engel
Tadina Ross
Ellen Murphy
Paul Pimentel
Eliza Festa
Joshua Raymonf
Bradley Herring
Michael Parker
Patricia Steele
Kai Filion
Kristine Enderle
Katherine Storch
Catherine Klein
Stephanie Gregorian
Elizabeth Hageman
Timothy Stackhouse
Regina Arlotto
Abigail Horne
Drew Ackermann
Morgan Allen
Sam Fromartz
Peg Blechman
Karen Branan
Jason Argo
Kevin Sheives
Aaron Stehley
Travis Ballie
4,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Paul Pimentel
    signed 2018-12-14 12:44:23 -0500
  • Eliza Festa
    signed 2018-12-14 12:43:39 -0500
  • Joshua Raymonf
    signed 2018-12-14 12:43:29 -0500
  • Bradley Herring
    signed 2018-12-14 12:43:20 -0500
  • Michael Parker
    signed via 2018-12-14 12:43:18 -0500
  • Patricia Steele
    signed 2018-12-14 12:43:11 -0500
  • Kai Filion
    signed 2018-12-14 12:42:14 -0500
    We don’t need a football team with a racist name in DC.
  • Kristine Enderle
    signed 2018-12-14 12:41:33 -0500
  • Katherine Storch
    signed 2018-12-14 12:41:02 -0500
  • Catherine Klein
    signed via 2018-12-14 12:39:48 -0500
  • Stephanie Gregorian
    signed 2018-12-14 12:39:45 -0500
  • Elizabeth Hageman
    signed 2018-12-14 12:39:05 -0500
  • Timothy Stackhouse
    signed 2018-12-14 12:38:23 -0500
  • Regina Arlotto
    signed 2018-12-14 12:38:04 -0500
  • Abigail Horne
    signed 2018-12-14 12:37:58 -0500
  • Drew Ackermann
    signed 2018-12-14 12:37:56 -0500
  • Morgan Allen
    signed 2018-12-14 12:37:35 -0500
    Hail No!!
  • Sam Fromartz
    signed 2018-12-14 12:37:34 -0500
  • Peg Blechman
    signed 2018-12-14 12:37:25 -0500
  • Karen Branan
    signed via 2018-12-14 12:37:12 -0500
  • Jason Argo
    signed 2018-12-14 12:35:56 -0500
  • Kevin Sheives
    signed 2018-12-14 12:35:51 -0500
    Hail no.
  • Aaron Stehley
    signed 2018-12-14 12:35:08 -0500
  • Travis Ballie
    signed 2018-12-14 12:34:46 -0500