Keep NoMA-Gallaudet U in the primary station name
  • Petitioned Richard Sarles

This petition was delivered to:

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Richard Sarles
District Department of Transportation
Terry Bellamy
Gallaudet University President
Alan Hurwitz
Office of Council Member Bowser
Judah Gluckman
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Catherine Hudgins
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Tom Downs
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Council Member
Tommy Wells
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Council Member
Harry Thomas

Keep NoMA-Gallaudet U in the primary station name

    1. Petition by

      Dylan Hinks

      washington, DC

We, the community of Gallaudet, feel that we deserve recognition in the naming of the metro station NY Avenue / FLA Avenue / Gallaudet U, which will be changed to NoMA/NY Avenue. We feel that the name should be NoMA-Gallaudet U. 

Here are the reasons why:

 

• Gallaudet is an integral part of this neighborhood, has been here for 150 years
• Gallaudet was a part of the building of the station; For example, I. King Jordan participated in the ground breaking
• No other DC university names will have secondary status. Gallaudet would like to be kept on equal footing with the other universities in the District.
• We love Gallaudet and we love our neighborhood. We volunteer our time to support neighborhood initiatives and we shop and dine in the area.
• Gallaudet has been a long time presence in the neighborhood and has had a positive impact in the area.
• The station is not on New York Avenue, so that should not be kept in the name, to avoid confusion.
• The name NoMA-New York Avenue/Gallaudet U does not meet WMATA station naming requirements, as it is too long. NoMA-Gallaudet U is only 16 characters, under the 19 character limit for station names.
• We would love for the Metro station to be a symbol of collaboration and overcoming language barriers. We would love to have ASL prominently displayed in the station to remind people of the diverse fabric that exists in our neighborhood and one that should be celebrated.
o We want to work with WMATA on creating this.

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      Dylan Hinks
      Petition Organizer

      everybody, the link attached directs you to a form where you can send in comments about the metro! PLEASE take the time to fill it out! Thanks! :)

    2. Reached 1,000 signatures
    3. OCT 27 APPROACHING–SPREAD THE WORD

      Dylan Hinks
      Petition Organizer

      The vote is on October 27, which is this Thursday!

      It's still not over, so spread the link to your family, friends, neighbors. We can reach a 1,000 before Thursday. Proud of you spreading the word all over! :)

    4. Reached 750 signatures
    5. 515 signatures in less than 48 hours!

      Dylan Hinks
      Petition Organizer

      We got 515 signatures in less than 48 hours! This is amazing progress! We need to spread the word. Be sure to share on facebook, twitter, listserv, or any groups. Share it in class. Share it to everyone who has been affected by Gallaudet University's work outside the community, and within it as well. I'm proud of our progress with this petition! :)

    6. Reached 500 signatures

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    • J W SACRAMENTO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago
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    • Eduardo Burkhart PALM BEACH, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Galladuet University is one of the world known university as Harvard University, Oxford University, and Georgetown University, etc.......

      Everyone can find our university and community around the university.........

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    • Eduardo Burkhart PALM BEACH, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Gallaudet is one of the world most known university as Harvard University, Georgetown University, and Oxford University.........Sign post is our key for everyone to find us........

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    • Joshlee Melo BRONX, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      Gallaudet University is apart of the community and should be addressed like one.

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    • David Mason EDMONTON, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Gallaudet University is a long-established name and it is a familiar name to thousands living in the area. It has historical significance. There is no real reason for having the name eliminated unless it is for satisfying the few who are against the name in the name of promoting its ideological name; e.g, AGBell.

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