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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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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!

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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.