The D.C. United stadium legislation, HB 1282, introduced by Del. Melony Griffith (thank her here) is scheduled for a hearing on St. Patrick’s Day! The House Appropriations Committee hearing will begin at 1:00 p.m. on March 17, in Room 121 of the House Office Building in Annapolis.
It is critical for you to contact the members of the Committee (see our previous post) to express your support. Also, we should be working to bolster support within the Prince George’s County delegation in the House and Senate by writing them to express our support for United’s efforts.
GOAL!Maryland is planning a press conference for the 17th to show our support, and everyone is invited. Details to follow soon.
Please let us know by posting a reply here or on Facebook about whether you can make it to Annapolis. We were thinking that a few people might be planning to duck out a little early on St. Pat’s Day anyway. And if it seems like we’ll have a good turnout of United supporters, perhaps the press conference could become a rally. Let us know soon, so we can work on logistics.
This hearing is a big step toward United’s dream of playing in its own world-class stadium. We need to make our voices heard loud and clear during the next two weeks and on the 17th.
Thanks for everything you’re doing. Let’s try and do more.
Ben and Jim