It's important that elected officials recognize the essential nature of parks and recreation. Sometimes advocacy work can be daunting, but it all starts with telling your story! 

NRPA's Public Policy and Advocacy team regularly sends timely, actionable alerts with everything you need to contact your elected officials about the most pressing issues facing your communities. 

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Thanks for your continued advocacy and support for parks and recreation!

Current Advocacy Campaigns:

Outdoors for All Act

The Outdoors for All Act, a bipartisan bill in both the House and Senate, would ensure that the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) program has steady funding for generations to come. This program awards grant funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), supporting the development of new parks and the renovation of existing outdoor recreation infrastructure in underinvested urban communities. Send a message to your members of Congress and ask them to pass the Outdoors for All Act.

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Child Nutrition Reauthorization

Park and recreation agencies are key partners in promoting community health and wellbeing; in fact, they are the largest provider of nutritious meals for youth outside of schools. Recently, the House Education and Labor Committee introduced H.R. 8450: The Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act – a bill that would reauthorize federal programs aimed at promoting nutrition under the Child Nutrition Act. NRPA strongly urges the passage of the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act, and with it, a robust Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) that supports youth and their families. Join us in supporting critical child nutrition programs!.

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