Don't let a big bank with a racist history steal our community's open space    Don't lose faith.

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The Petition

This petition will be delivered to:
Mayor, District of Columbia  Muriel Bowser
Attorney General, District of Columbia Karl A. Racine
Council member, District of Columbia Brianne Nadeau
Director DCRA, Disctrict of Columbia  Ernest Chrappah

Let's honor an anti-racist covenant from 1977

Petition by,
Admo Community 
Washington, DC

Truist Bank won't honor an agreeement made in 1977 with our community to keep Adams Morgan Plaza for public use forever. They want to sell the land to build condos.    

Truist bank has sent workers to fence off Adams Morgan Plaza without permits TWICE in September 2021. They failed both times and DC police made them take the fences away. 

TRUIST paid $1,300,000,000 to settle three Federal cases for fraud, abuse, and racist discriminatory banking practices against Black and Latino customers in the last ten years alone. 

For 44 years Adams Morgan Plaza has represented the antiracist organizaing of our neighborhood. 

Truist can apologize for profiting from slavery, and they can change the bank's name, but we can't let them steal our historic public space.    

 

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The Petition Letter

To:
DC Representative-

Truist Bank won't honor an agreeement made in 1977 with our community to keep Adams Morgan Plaza for public use forever. They want to sell the land to build condos.

Please don't put corporations and national banks above the interests of our community and your constituents. Save one of the last public spaces we have in our community from speculative profiteering that marginalizes the most vulnerable in our community the most. 

Sincerely,
[Your name]

News & Updates

The community hit 20.000 supporters

After TRUIST tried two unpermitted construction attempts the community backlash started to groundswell. 

Judge Beryl A. Howell rules against the Community 

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that two community groups have no legal standing to challenge a proposed development project that would raze a long-standing public plaza at the center of Adams Morgan.

Reached 1,000 signatures
Petition Started

Article 

Plaza Covenant Signed

 Perpetual Federal Savings Bank creates a public easement, cedeing a parcel of land for the plaza   

Save The Plaza!