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Remembering Nellie Longsworth

“If you go to Capitol Hill with Nellie Longsworth, be sure to wear comfortable shoes.” A generation or more of historic preservation advocates heeded that advice and earned the chance to walk the halls of Congress with Nellie as she championed laws and incentives that define how we save historic...

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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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Program Leadership and Administration

One of the most innovative and successful aspects of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 has been the creation of a strong partnership between the public and private sectors at all levels of government: national, state, and local. Like most institutions this partnership has gone...

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Tax Reform Aftermath: What`s New in Preservation Financing?

It didn't make the front page or the lead television story. In fact, it made page B15 of the April 2nd New York Times with two pictures set under a "National/Obituaries" masthead. The "obituary" was for the Hartford Aetna Building, at 78 years old, the "first skyscraper" to grace...

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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...