Each year, Washington Trust staff members and volunteers travel to Washington, DC, to advocate for historic preservation programs and funding at the federal level as part of Preservation Advocacy Week (also known as “Lobby Day”). Joined by fellow advocates from across the country, we meet with our state’s representatives and senators to emphasize the value of preservation to Washington’s communities. This is our chance to speak directly to the senators, representatives, and other high-level lawmakers who can enact real change to federal historic preservation policy and budgets.

This year, we’ll be meeting with our legislators virtually the week of March 7. Although we miss the in-person meetings, we’re excited for the opportunity this provides to include more voices in these important conversations. Our state’s representatives and senators want to hear why you, their constituents, value our historic places, and this virtual format makes that more possible than ever. E-mail Executive Director Chris Moore by January 31 if you’d like to join us!