Rebrand Washington Football to deliver "Change the Name” petitions

Members and friends of RWF travelling to headquarters of Washington DC's football team December 8

News Release

Rebrand Washington Football

On Saturday, December 8, members and friends of Rebrand Washington Football (RWF) will travel to the headquarters of Washington’s professional football team to deliver petitions demanding that the team change its name, which is a dictionary-defined racial slur.

Image Courtesy: RWF

This is the fourth December that RWF has delivered petitions to team headquarters. This year, the group will deliver petitions bearing over 1,800 signatures. Since RWF’s founding in 2015 as a grassroots organization to pressure the team to change its name, more than 7,100 members of the public have signed its petitions.

The delegation delivering the petitions will include members of RWF, Native American allies, and D.C. Councilmember David Grosso (At-Large). The event will feature remarks by participants as well as Indigenous songs and prayer.

Photo Courtesy: RWF

Photo Courtesy: RWF

Who: Rebrand Washington Football

What: Delivery of “Change the Name” Petitions to Team Headquarters

When: Saturday, December 8, Approximately 10:00 a.m.

Where: Redskin Park - 21300 Redskin Park Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147 (off Loudon County Parkway)

Comments (2)
No. 1-2

Washington Redskins.....keep the name!!!


Keep the name. No one I know associates the football team with negativity towards American Indians. In fact the term was meant to say Indians are strong and powerful.