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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!

Dana Damewood

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Expansion Act

Though Brown v. Board is most often associated with Topeka, Kansas, multiple historic places linked to this significant case from communities in South Carolina; Delaware; Washington, D.C., and Virginia tell a more complete story of the ongoing struggle for educational equity. The National Trust is working with local partners and champions in Congress to establish National Park Service (NPS) Affiliated Areas and expand the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. Join the National Trust in asking your elected officials to support the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Expansion Act (H.R. 920 / S. 270).

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. As the nation recovers from the social and economic impacts of COVID-19, the historic tax credit will greatly assist communities rebuild.

The Biden Administration is prioritizing additional economic relief as well as action to address our nation’s infrastructure needs. During the 117th Congress, the historic preservation community has an essential and very real opportunity to build on the progress we have made over many years to strengthen the historic tax credit and improve access to the credit for smaller and more difficult projects. Join the National Trust for Historic Preservation and urge your elected representatives to strengthen the Historic Tax Credit in any forthcoming infrastructure or COVID-19 relief legislation.