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Ask Congress to support Civil War Battlefield Preservation Program


The federal Civil War Battlefield Preservation Program is the primary tool used by the Civil War Trust to save battlefield land. Thanks to this program, every dollar we raise to preserve eligible battlefield land is matched by Uncle Sam — at least doubling the value of your donation. Without the matching grants provided by this program, there is simply no way the Trust would be able to save as much endangered battlefield land as we do.

I urge each and every one of you to contact your U.S. Senators and Representatives, asking them to support full funding for the Civil War Battlefield Preservation Program for fiscal year (FY) 2015. Please:

(1) use our simple online advocacy form to write your elected officials on Capitol Hill; and

(2) make a phone call to each of these officials, politely urging them to support the program.

Nothing gets an elected official's attention faster than a thoughtful, direct and well-reasoned call from a constituent. Please help us fight for the future of battlefield preservation by urging continued funding for this invaluable program.

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