|Please help support our friends at the James K. Polk State Historic Site by going to http://www.change.org/petitions/north-carolina-general-assembly-keep-the-president-james-k-polk-birthplace-open and signing a petition. The Site could close on July 1 if lawmakers don’t make the changes to the Governor’s proposed budget. This will deny thousands of children from public, private and home schools the opportunity to touch, taste, hear and smell history in a way no textbook can ever replace.
What can you do to help?
The fate of our precious site is now in the hands of the conference committee, who will work to negotiate a final state budget between the Governors budget, the Senate budget and the House budget. The Conference Committee is comprised of 4 Representatives and 3 Senators in Raleigh. The most important thing you can do is call and write these key lawmakers and urge them to KEEP POLK OPEN! Email doesn’t get their attention. Telephone calls and letters do. Below is the contact information for the Conference Committee members, who now has control over our fate :
Conference Committee members
Here are some things you can point out when you call:
We believe in the value of the 11th president’s birthplace. We are honored to support the site through educational programming for children attending public, private and home schools. It would be a shame if we lost this treasure to save what we calculate to be only around $50,000.
Please let your voice be heard! Sign the online petition or the hard copy at the site. And most importantly, contact lawmakers and urge them to KEEP POLK OPEN!
Sharon Van Kuren, President
President James K. Polk Memorial Support Fund, Inc.