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The National Trust frequently turns to grassroots supporters to help effect change at the local, state, and federal level. This includes advocating for preservation funding, saving historic places, and influencing key legislation that protects our country’s heritage. From speaking up for Historic Tax Credits to advocating locally for places in your community, join us in protecting places that tell the story of America!

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Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Expansion Act

This important legislation would establish National Park Service (NPS) Affiliated Areas and expand the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site to include related sites in South Carolina.

Join the National Trust in asking your elected officials to support the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Expansion Act (H.R. 8281 / S. 4622).

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Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act

The Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act (H.R. 2181 / S. 1079) would prevent new oil and gas development on federal public lands within a roughly 10-mile radius of Chaco Culture National Historical Park, codify a longstanding practice of avoiding new leasing on federal lands in these sensitive areas.

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Strengthen the Federal Historic Tax Credit

The historic tax credit (HTC) has a proven track record of kickstarting job creation and attracting private investment, while preserving tangible links to our past. The newly released text of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, includes provisions that strengthen the HTC. Join the National Trust for Historic Preservation and urge your Senators to strengthen the Historic Tax Credit in any forthcoming COVID-19 relief legislation.

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America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places of 2020

The 2020 list includes a diverse mix of historic places nationwide that highlight many of the cultures, stories, and experiences—including seven sites with significant connections to women’s history—that help tell the full American story. Learn more about the list and what you can do to help.