Advocacy Week Recap: Grassroots to Grasstops – How to Make the Preservation Pitch

One of Preservation's Best, Elm Terrace historic rehabilitation in Portland, ME receives award at Congressional Reception. Pictured (left to right)
Darlene Taylor,  Preservation Action;
Senator Angus King (I-ME); Erin Cooperrider,  Community Housing of Maine; Cullen Ryan, Community Housing of Maine; Michael Phillips,  National Trust Community Investment Corporation

As Preservation Action celebrated 40 years of advocacy for historic preservation policy, National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week participants found the most essential tool in historic preservation under threat. Panelists and speakers gave the rally cry for preservationists to increase their activity on the historic tax credit and historic preservation funding and to hold legislators accountable. …

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A Note from PA President, Darlene Taylor on Advocacy Week

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Preservation Action is celebrating 40 years of advocacy for historic preservation policy. With threats in Congress to eliminate the Historic Tax Credit – legislation that is for Preservation Action and our founding President, Nellie Longsworth, the start of our mission – this is a pivotal moment. When cities across the country were destroying empty and …

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Obama Releases FY15 Budget Request; Keep the Historic Tax Credit; Thank you for your Advocacy and Meetings Follow-Up

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 10, March 7, 2014 → President Obama Releases FY 2015 Budget Request Michael Degnan of the White House Council on Environmental Quality presented highlights of the President’s FY 2015 budget during Advocacy Week’s Domestic Policy Briefing. Keep the Historic Tax Credit! We’ve been here before – and we’ll …

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Rep. Camp Tax Reform Act would Repeal the Historic Tax Credit; Congressman Dingell Announces Retirement; House Postpones Vote on Flood Insurance Bill Until Next Week; Advocacy Week Highlights

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 9, February 28, 2014 → House and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) Releases Tax Reform Act would Repeal the Historic Tax Credit House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released a discussion draft of his proposed Tax Reform Act of 2014. The Chairman’s discussion …

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Rep. Holt, HP Caucus Co-Chair, not seeking Re-election; Gov. Jindal urges Delay in Flood Insurance Rate Hike; Preservation’s Best of 2013 Awardees Named

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 8, February 21, 2014 → Historic Preservation Caucus Co-chair Rush Holt Will Not Seek Re-election Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ), Co-Chair of the Historic Preservation Caucus, announced this week that he will not seek re-election. He has been a champion for historic preservation, including introducing the American Battlefield Protection …

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House to Vote on Biggert-Waters this Month; House Natural Resources Committee Chair to Resign; Advocacy Week Registration Extended

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 7, February 14, 2014 → U.S. House of Representatives to Vote on Flood Insurance Bill Congressmen Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) announced this week that the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (Biggert-Waters) the week of February 24th. After …

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Update on Appropriations; Baucus Appointment makes room for Landrieu on Senate Natural Resource Committee; Alliance of National Heritage Areas; Nellie Longsworth to be Honored at Advocacy Week

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 6, February 7, 2014 → Update on Appropriations The President’s budget request will be released, reportedly, in two parts. On March 4th the Office of Management and Budget will release topline budget numbers. According to Roll Call, the following week on March 11th, OMB will release more details …

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State of the Union Preservationists Response; Flood Insurance Affordability Act Passes the Senate; Comments to FCC due Monday; Advocacy Week Highlights

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 5, January 31, 2014 → State of the Union Preservationists Response President Obama laid out an agenda for America’s economic growth in a Congressional address on January 28th. As the Administration rolls out the goals of the State of the Union message, let the President know that Historic …

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