BRAG Gets Local

Partners in Preservation is a joint venture between American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The goal is to strengthen local communities through the preservation of important landmarks. They’ve selected 25 historic sites throughout the Bay Area that are in need of funding and are asking the community to vote for their favorite ones. American Express will donate a total of $1 Million dollars to the selected sites.

From the site: ” We hope you share our commitment to preserving the places and landmarks that have made the Bay Area the vibrant place it is today. We invite you to join us in this unique and exciting partnership to protect and preserve the region’s unique historic and cultural landmarks.

“We need your assistance in determining which of the historic sites we’ve identified most deserve our support and contribute the most to the vitality of their community. Read on to find out how your participation and vote can make a difference to the Bay Area.”

There are only two sites located in Oakland: The Fox Theater and Cleveland Cascade Park. Naturally, I would urge you to vote for one of these landmarks to receive the prize funding.

But regardless of which site you vote for, taking an interest in your community and its history is an important part of the progressive movement. The progressive movement is all about creating and nurturing strong, vibrant communities – on a local scale as well as a global scale. So please take the time to learn about this program and vote for your favorite historical landmark(s).

Once registered, you can vote ONCE PER DAY until October 31st.

– Tekstone

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