Preservation Advocacy Week

Join us for Preservation Advocacy Week (also known as Lobby Day) and be part of our grassroots group of “citizen lobbyists” emphasizing the value of preservation to our state’s legislators working in Washington, DC!

Preservation Advocacy Week is our annual opportunity to have a mass impact on national opinion leaders and policy makers. We’ll meet with our Washington Congressional delegation and their staff, providing key information on federal preservation issues. At a time when the Historic Tax Credit and the Historic Preservation Fund continue to face difficult budgets, your voice is needed now more than ever. Help us share examples of the tangible benefits of historic preservation, including putting local craftsmen to work, bringing new life to abandoned and underutilized buildings, leveraging millions of dollars in private reinvestment, and generating economic development. Working together with a cohesive message in support of preservation-positive legislation, we can ensure a strong future for our federal historic preservation programs.

This year’s Preservation Advocacy Week takes place March 12-14, 2019. Join us and help save the places that matter in Washington State! For information on how participate with us, email us.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, the Washington Trust is able to offer limited financial assistance to help offset expenses for event registration, airfare, and lodging. The application deadline is Wednesday, February 13, 2019 to be considered for financial assistance. If you have any questions, email us.

Financial Assistance Application


Interested in contacting your congressperson? Use these links to find information for your House Representative and your Senators.

Track Federal preservation-related legislation by visiting Preservation Action or the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Action Center.

For more information on how to get started in advocacy, see Preservation Action’s 1-2-3 Guide to Lobbying on Capitol Hill and at home.




Lobby Day 2019 is generously supported by