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A Blueprint for Lobbying

Basic explanation of the legislative process with step-by-step instructions for effective letters, e-mails, phone calls, and meetings with elected officials. A Blueprint for Lobbying was first published in 1984 by Preservation Action . The first edition was written by Mona B. Ferrugia, edited...

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Lobbying 101: Advocating for Historic Preservation

Fact: Lobbying is nothing more than simply being a strong voice for heritage resources in your community, a role preservationists play every day through every action undertaken to preserve historic resources. Fact: The most fundamental part of lobbying is establishing positive long-term,...

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Preservationists Continue Campaign for Rehab Tax Credits

As part of an ongoing campaign to maintain and enhance the historic rehab tax credit, Preservation Action, the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, and the National Trust sponsored an educational briefing on April 19 for congressional staff. Approximately 25 Hill staff,...


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Preservation Advocacy Day: Results and Next Steps

During rare breaks between meetings last week, Advocacy Day teams huddled in hallways and the Longworth House cafeteria to compare notes about their visits with elected officials. With conversations still fresh in their minds, preservation advocates jotted down which congressional...


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Preservation Action: An Intro and Update

We are running this spotlight on Preservation Action during its summer membership drive, to encourage support for both Preservation Action and the National Trust—and their collaboration on federal advocacy as national partners. In 1974, only eight years after the passage of the...