Preservation Action is excited announce the launch of our 2022 Congressional Candidate Historic Preservation Survey. For the fourth time, Preservation Action is surveying U.S House and Senate candidates across the country to gauge support of key national preservation programs and policies. We plan to share the results of the survey widely before the Midterm elections in November. We conducted a candidate survey prior to the 2016, 2018, and 2020 elections and received hundreds of responses. We are excited to hear from even more candidates this year and will be working with our network of state and local preservation organizations to help spread the word.
The goal of the survey is multi-faceted; to educate congressional candidates on the federal historic preservation program, gauge their level of support for critically important preservation programs and policies, educate PA members and supporters on the candidates positions and gain useful insights into congressional candidates background with historic preservation. Using the results of our Grassroots Survey as a guide, the survey asks the following questions:
1. Do you support stable and robust funding for the Historic Preservation Fund?
2. Would you support efforts to permanently reauthorize and enhance the Historic Preservation Fund?
3. Would you support efforts to update the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit (HTC) program?
4. Would you support policies that assure the impact to historic and cultural resources continue to be considered in the federal project planning process?
5. Does historic preservation play an important role in your state/district? How so? Describe any personal connections to historic preservation or historic sites. Is there a specific historic place in your district that is important to you and your constituents?
Check out our 2022 Historic Preservation Congressional Candidate Survey to learn more and stay tuned, as we plan to have the results of the survey ready to review prior to the midterm elections.
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