A message from the National Trust for Historic Preservation:
Historic Preservation Needs Your Help: Act Now to Restore Funding for Historic Preservation Programs
Last week, President Obama released his FY 2011 budget request that would eliminate funding for Save America’s Treasures (SAT) and Preserve America (PA), and cut funding for National Heritage Areas by 50 percent. These critical historic preservation programs matter now more than ever — not only because they protect our national heritage but because they serve as economic development engines and job creators in the thousands of communities they serve. For example, Save America’s Treasures alone has been responsible for more than 16,000 jobs since it was created just ten years ago.
We’re asking you to act now and use our easy online form to send a message to your members of Congress asking them to support restoration of funding for Save America’s Treasures and other preservation programs as the House and Senate work on their respective budget bills. Simply enter your zip code. It’s easy and takes a few minutes. We have provided a sample letter but we encourage you to personalize it.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- Contact your Senators and Representative and ask them to support restoration of funding to Save America’s Treasures and other preservation programs.
- Forward this message to at least five of your friends and colleagues asking them to send a message as well.
- Share this information on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks using this link: http://bit.ly/savepresfunding.
TAKE ACTION TODAY
For additional information, visit: http://www.preservationnation.org/save-americas-treasures.