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

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
Marty Smith
Rachel Usdan
Mark Rozanski
Emily Cichy
gary mintz
Helene Kenny
Jim Bullock
Seyoum Akele
Betsy Schiffman
Dianne Campbell
Nicole Gara
Sonia Conly
Sarah Von der Lippe
Janice Kruger
Sherry Saunders
4,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • 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
  • Marty Smith
    signed 2018-12-14 12:34:17 -0500
  • Rachel Usdan
    signed 2018-12-14 12:34:13 -0500
  • Mark Rozanski
    signed 2018-12-14 12:34:01 -0500
    A terrible idea if there ever was one, to plonk down yet another stadium in WDC. At gobsmackingly great expense to WDC taxpayers. The greater WDC community and especially the residents on both sides of the Anacostia would be much, much better served re-purposing the RFK campus space for badly-needed housing and recreation facilities. No more marquee stadiums on the backs of WDC taxpayers.
  • Emily Cichy
    signed 2018-12-14 12:33:41 -0500
  • gary mintz
    signed 2018-12-14 12:33:32 -0500
    gary mintz
  • Helene Kenny
    signed 2018-12-14 12:32:31 -0500
  • Jim Bullock
    signed 2018-12-14 12:32:02 -0500
    I support Charles Allen in this initiative.
  • Seyoum Akele
    signed 2018-12-14 12:31:50 -0500
  • Betsy Schiffman
    signed 2018-12-14 12:31:44 -0500
    Elizabeth A Schiffma
  • Dianne Campbell
    signed 2018-12-14 12:31:42 -0500
  • Nicole Gara
    signed 2018-12-14 12:31:25 -0500
  • Sonia Conly
    signed 2018-12-14 12:31:06 -0500
    Taxes for the public good. Public land for the public good. Taxes to expand housing and recreational activities for our entire community. Fund metro, fund clean energy and let us not cause additional damage to our fragile environment. No Stadium. No back room deals to build egos.
  • Sarah Von der Lippe
    signed 2018-12-14 12:30:55 -0500
  • Janice Kruger
    signed 2018-12-14 12:30:50 -0500
  • Sherry Saunders
    signed via 2018-12-14 12:29:21 -0500