Preservation Advocacy Week

One of the most effective ways of sharing information with Congress is through direct meetings, and Preservation Advocacy Week (also known as Lobby Day) is our annual opportunity to have a mass impact on national opinion leaders and policy makers. At a time when the Historic Tax Credit is threatened by tax reform efforts, and the Historic Preservation Fund continues to face difficult budgets, your voice is needed more than ever. Together with a cohesive message in support of preservation-positive legislation we can ensure a strong future for the federal historic preservation program.

Relationship building is a key component of our policy work. To this end we foster and maintain relationships with our Congressional delegation and their staff, providing key information on federal issues. Join the Washington Trust and grassroots activists from around the state in participating in Washington, DC this year, March 12-14, 2018.

For information on how participate with us and the availability of travel scholarships, email us.


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.