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The National Trust frequently turns to grassroots supporters to help effect change at the local, state, and federal level. From speaking up for historic tax credits, to designating public lands, to advocating for full preservation funding, join us in protecting places that tell the story of America.
National Historic Trail Designation for Route 66
National Historic Trail designation for historic Route 66 will bring greater public interest and investment to the communities along the iconic highway and encourage their economic revitalization. Contact your House Representative and ask them to support the bill designating the Route 66 National Historic Trail (H.R. 4338).
Support Improvements to the Historic Tax Credit!
The Historic Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act (H.R. 1785/S. 639) includes provisions to add value to the Historic Tax Credit (HTC), improve access to the credit, and increase investment in smaller rehabilitation projects. Urge your members of Congress to cosponsor the Historic Tax Credit Growth and Opportunity Act (HTC-GO).
Support America's Chinatowns
The rich history, inclusive economy, and social and spiritual value of Chinatowns are an invaluable part of the American story. Sign our petition today to commit to the cultural preservation of America’s Chinatowns for future generations, so their vibrant pasts can remain at the heart of their thriving and prosperous futures.
Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act
The Greater Chaco Landscape is a region of great cultural, spiritual, and historical significance to many Pueblos and Native American groups threatened by encroaching oil, gas, and mineral development. Contact your members of Congress today to urge support for this important legislation and protect these sacred lands for generations to come.
Protect Minidoka National Historic Site
A proposed wind farm next to Minidoka National Historic Site would create a visual wall of wind towers and change the landscape that still conveys the isolation experienced by Japanese Americans incarcerated there. Urge the Bureau of Land Management to protect and respect Minidoka National Historic Site and the Japanese American experience.
Protect the Pine Grove Elementary School from a Landfill
The proposed construction of a landfill now threatens the Pine Grove Elementary School, built in 1917 as a Rosenwald School. Send a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging them to require a thorough Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate all of the potential impacts to this historic school from the landfill.
Support a Preservation Solution for the Domes
The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, better known as "the Domes," is a Milwaukee icon and a nationally significant example of midcentury modern architecture. Despite the Domes’ significance and their continued role in the community, the Domes remain threatened. Add your name to our petition calling for a preservation solution for the Domes!
Protect the Mississippi's West Bank
If constructed, the proposed Greenfield Terminal could tower over historic communities and buildings, disturb archaeological remains, and dramatically harm the St. John Parish community with negative visual and environmental impacts. Contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and ask them to deny the permit for Greenfield Terminal to ensure protection of this nationally significant place.
Preserve the Century and Consumers Buildings
Two iconic early skyscrapers along Chicago’s historic State Street, the Century and Consumers Buildings have sat vacant since the General Services Administration (GSA) bought them in 2005, and both are now severely deteriorated. GSA is considering demolishing both historic buildings. Contact the GSA to ask them not to demolish these significant buildings.