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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!

Minesh Bacrania

Great American Outdoors Act
#FixOurParks and #SaveLWCF

Great news! Congress has passed the Great American Outdoors Act to provide the single largest federal investment in preservation of historic and cultural resources for public lands in our generation and ensure many of America’s most iconic historic places are saved for generations to come. Over 850 preservation, business, outdoor, tourism, conservation, recreation and hunting groups signed on to a letter to Congress urging the passage of this act.

The Senate passed this bipartisan bill on June 17, 2020 by a vote of 73-25. And on July 22, 2020 the House passed the bill by a vote of 310-107, sending the bill to the President to be signed into law. Join us in thanking senators and representatives who supported this.

Joseph McCarty, Flickr, CC by NC-ND 2.0

Protect World Heritage around Greater Chaco
Comments due September 25

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) stewards most of the public lands in the Greater Chaco landscape that are not already protected by the National Park Service. Right now, the agency is making long-term plans to update how these lands will be managed. Public input is critical to the land management planning, and the BLM is accepting comments on the draft plan now through September 25. Help us tell BLM to protect the Greater Chaco landscape!

Jason Keen

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.