Preservation Action is a lobbying group dedicated to elevating historic preservation as a national priority through legislative action. It monitors federal agency actions that affect the preservation of the nationýs historic and cultural resources, participates directly in policy development, and creates an environment for others to create successful preservation initiatives.
Preservation Action has a very small staff and, though an intern, I was asked to participate in a range of activities that included attending hearings on Capital Hill, tracking legislation, helping to coordinate the groupýs fundraising auction, and helping plan and staff the groupýs Executive Committee meeting.I also worked on two legislative amendments to increase funding for historic preservation. The summerýs experience taught me how non-profits workýtheir constant need to raise moneyýand the importance of lobbyingýlocal and statewide preservationists can make a difference. of people working in a small non-profit environment.