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Postby Bill Edwards » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:21 pm

Just passing it along... It is about the restrictions of Historic Preservation Funding for lighthouses and such.

Hello Everyone ............ President Obama has cut the majority of historic preservation funds from the 2011 budget. Projects who are awarded preservation dollars can ONLY spend the money on physical restoration projects and NOT management, consulting, or administrative fees. What this means, hard working American trades men and women are put to work saving our American Treasures while significant dollars are spent in the local economy purchasing supplies, goods and services. Once these treasures are restored, jobs are created via the tourism industry stimulating the local economy and tax base for years to come. Bottom line, these are the sort of projects we need to boost our economy - not another multi-billion dollar handout to government agencies and programs that little or nothing to help our American working class.

Please help restore Crossover Island Lighthouse and stimulate our depressed economy by taking a few minutes to fill out the form below and send it your elected officials. Please please forward it to everyone you know. We all thank you.

Best Regards,

John Urtis Director
American Light and Tower
Crossover Island Lighthouse

-----Original Message-----
From: Eli Mundy <elimundy@olm1.com>
To: jua320 <jua320@aol.com>
Sent: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 9:15
Subject: Tell Congress to Restore Preservation Funding

We need to utilize these arguments when drafting the letters of support to the Members of Congress.

Thank you for taking a few minutes to make your voice heard on this issue.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Historic Preservation Needs Your Help
ACT NOW to Restore Funding for Historic Preservation Programs
The Star Spangled Banner is just one
of 1,200 sites and collections that have
received critical funding through the
Save America's Treasures program.
(Photo Credit: Ira Block/National
Geographic and Jeffrey Tinsley)
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.

* 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.

For additional information, visit:
http://www.preservationnation.org/save- ... -treasures

National Trust for Historic Preservation
1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-588-6000 / 800-315-6847
members@nthp.org / http://www.preservationnation.org/
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