OCTOBER 26, 2018

Midterms are Less Than 2 Weeks Away: Where Do Your Congressional Candidates Stand on Historic Preservation?

The midterm elections are only 11 days away. If you haven't already, be sure to check out Preservation Action's 2018 Historic Preservation Congressional Candidate Survey Results! 

Over the last few months Preservation Action surveyed congressional candidates in all 50 states an effort to keep Americans informed on where their candidates for office stand on the national historic preservation program, and to educate candidates on key historic preservation programs.

We received responses from nearly 150 congressional candidates, representing 37 states and the District of Columbia.  The results show historic preservation is a bipartisan issue and recognized as an important federal policy initiative by candidates from across the country.

Check out our website to learn more about our survey and to see how candidates in your state responded. In addition to reviewing the survey results, we encourage you to research where your members of Congress stand on historic preservation.   Check  out these additional resources to learn more.  Remember to VOTE PRESERVATION Nov. 6th!

Join US/ICOMOS for a Soiree to Celebrate and Protect United States World Heritage Sites and National Monuments

Wrap up the National Trust's annual PastForward conference in San Francisco with good times and more good works! The US/ICOMOS Soiree to Celebrate and Protect United States World Heritage Sites and National Monuments will be held at the historic General's Residence at Fort Mason Center on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 5 pm. The soiree will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, heritage music & dance, and live painting. Raffles and auctions will benefit the effort to save National Monuments and World Heritage Sites. Every dollar spent, including tickets, is tax deductible and used for the campaign (all event costs are underwritten by generous sponsors).
Urgent action is needed to protect the cultural and natural treasures of U.S. World Heritage Sites. The Grand Canyon, for example, is threatened with the construction of a cable car and resumption of uranium mining. Oil well fracking is proposed near Chaco Culture National Historical Park. On December 4, 2017, President Trump signed proclamations that would cut the federally protected monument lands within Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante by two million acres. Nineteen more National Monuments are threatened, including Berryessa Snow Mountain, Carrizo Plain, Giant Sequoia, Mojave Trail, and San Gabriel Mountains. Land cut from National Monuments will be available for oil and gas drilling, mining, and commercial uses.  Support the protection of U.S. World Heritage Sites and National Monuments by helping us to save these national and world treasures.
Learn more about the Soiree here:
Read about the US/ICOMOS Forward Together Symposium here:
Join Preservation Action Foundation's Legendary Auction and Annual Member Meeting in San Francisco!
Get your tickets today for Preservation Action Foundation's Legendary  Party and Live Auction in San Francisco. The annual after party and auction will take place on November 14, 2018 immediately following the Opening Reception of the National Preservation Conference. Enjoy the atmosphere and exhibits  at the   California Historical Society , located in the former San Francisco Builders Exchange building in the vibrant Yerba Buena neighborhood, just a mile from the conference headquarters.

The annual auction has long been a highlight for Preservation Action Foundation and of the National Preservation Conference. Last year's auction in Chicago was a huge success and were excited to top that this year!

Preservation Action Annual Meeting

After the closing lunch of the National Trust's PastFoward conference, be sure to stick around to join Preservation Action's Annual Member Meeting on Nov. 16th at 2pm. This event is free and open to public. Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 16th
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
Water Front Room, CDE
San Francisco, CA

Preservation Action
2020 Pennsylvania Ave NW #313
Washington, DC 20006
p. 202-463-0970

Preservation Action is the only national  non-profit dedicated exclusively to lobbying for the best preservation policies at the federal level. We seek to make historic preservation a national priority by advocating to all branches of government through a grassroots constituency empowered with information and training.