President-elect Obama notes closings of state historic sites
President-elect Obama addressed around 40 governors at a National Governor’s Association meeting in Philadelphia on Tuesday. During his speech, Obama recognized the economic constraints state and local governments are facing and sympathized that they are being forced to choose between raising
taxes and reducing services and programs. Specifically, he pointed out that they are now forced into “job cuts, reducing programs for needy and at risk, libraries are being closed, and HISTORIC SITES are being closed.”
Please take a few minutes to do the following:
1. Listen to his speech at www.change.gov “President-elect Obama and governors tackle the economy (Update: Video)” (he makes the “historic sites” comment around the 2:20 mark)
2. Click on the red section “An American Moment – Tell us your Story” and send in a statement describing what historic preservation means to you, your local economy, and community. Also attach a picture of a local historic site.
Several thousand emails regarding his “historic sites” comment would definitely get some attention! Please forward this link to your friends and colleagues.