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RPAC: Your Best Investment in Real Estate

Why Political Involvement?
Since 1969 RPAC has been promoting the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. During the last federal election cycle alone, RPAC contributed over $12 million to pro-REALTOR® candidates to Congress, making it the number one trade association political action committee in the nation.

Why has RPAC been successful?
In America the exercise of good government has its foundation in the participation of its citizens in politics. By definition of the work you do, REALTORS® are contributors to the American dream- home ownership. REALTORS® make it possible for people to bring value to their communities, their lives, to schools and to the future. Increasingly REALTORS® are facing forces from many directions that threaten their ability to help bring about the American dream for more people. Increasing health care premiums, the economy, property tax burdens, rent controls, impact fees and the taking of private property for the public domain are only a quick handful of issues that somewhere, everyday REALTORS® confront.

If Not You, Who?
That is why it is vitally important that REALTORS® be politically active: to take on the responsibility of protecting the values and rights we hold dear. If not REALTORS®... then who? No one knows a community better than a REALTOR®. It would be difficult to believe that a local no-growth group would represent your real estate business interests, or that those employed by the local government know best how much and where to spend the tax dollar better than you do. REALTORS® are the experts on their communities. REALTORS® know the lay of the land, the families, the best schools, the neighborhoods, and the leaders. With REALTORS® in virtually every community in the nation, you are in a strong position to be on the front line as either a proponent or a defender.

Failure to be involved politically can and likely will result in someone else filling the vacuum left by you. That may sound okay at first; because we are sure someone else will do the job and see things as we do. That is until one discovers that the voices being heard may be contrary to wise business planning and a threat to property owners and their rights. If you as a REALTOR® do not speak out, get involved, and help shape your community, someone else will. It is a good bet that they won't be supportive of your position.

On the national level, we give our money to those in Congress who both understand and support REALTOR® issues. We look to build the future by putting RPAC dollars in places that will help advance the interests of Real Estate professionals. RPAC is the only political group in the country organized for REALTORS®, run by REALTORS® and exists solely to further issues important to REALTORS®.

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♣RPAC WORKS

From 2004 to 2014, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) raised more than $96 million dollars to support pro-REALTOR® Party candidates running for Congress. The amount of money RPAC spends to support candidates makes it one of the top trade association PACs in the nation. REALTORS® are a key part of the American Dream: property ownership. However, REALTORS® are increasingly facing forces from many directions that threaten their ability to help bring about the American dream for more people. Increasing health care premiums, the economy, property tax burdens, rent controls, impact fees and the taking of private property for the public domain are only a quick handful of issues that somewhere, everyday REALTORS® confront. RPAC helps REALTORS® make sure their concerns about these and other issues are heard and understood by public officials.

RPAC SUPPORTS THE REALTOR® PARTY

RPAC's mission is to identify candidates for elected office on the local, state and national levels who will work with REALTORS® to promote and protect the American Dream of property ownership. Candidates who receive support from RPAC are not selected based on their political party or ideology, but solely on their support of real estate issues. Our legislative allies are members of the REALTOR® Party. The REALTOR® Party supports the issues that are important to you as a REALTOR®, regardless of political party affiliation.

♣A DYNAMIC RPAC

Political candidates need more support now than ever before, and RPAC is constantly evolving to help our members and state and local associations raise more money, including...

• Giving state and local associations the ability to conduct online fundraising campaigns.
• Providing software so that every state and local association can better manage their RPAC records.
• Offering associations fundraising assistance to recruit Major Investors.
• Assisting associations in creating marketing materials to encourage REALTORS® to contribute to RPAC.
• Providing fundraising training webinars.
• Distinguishing Major Investors through a comprehensive recognition program

2016 REALTOR® PARTY RESOURCE GUIDE — View All Advocacy Issues — Contribute to RPAC Today! 

YPN RPAC Pledge

YPN is a large and diverse group of REALTORS® who are extremely engaged professionally and politically in the real estate industry. The YPN RPAC Pledge aims to encourage 1,000 YPN members to pledge to invest a total of $10,000 over a 10-year period. Interested YPN members must sign up for the program online and start with a minimum investment of $100. There are also suggestions on how members can reach their goal of $10,000 in 10 years. A member must invest a minimum of $100 per year in order to remain in the program.
The YPN RPAC Pledge promotes a culture of investing in RPAC while increasing participation in the Major Investor program by fostering a strong group of politically engaged YPN members. By signing the pledge, YPN members are creating RPAC awareness in their communities and articulating the value of investing in RPAC.

Sign the YPN RPAC Pledge Today!
YPN RPAC Roster – Check out who's signed the pledge in your state!
• Invest in RPAC Online
YPN RPAC Pledge Kit

For questions regarding your total RPAC investments since taking the YPN RPAC Pledge or total investments year-to-date, please contact Liz Demorest.


REALTOR® Action Center Mobile AppRACphone

The REALTOR® Action Center mobile app is now available for download for the iPhone and DROID. Simply search for NAR Action Center in their respective app markets.

This app is designed to help members Vote, Act and Invest on the go. It will help you increase your state and local Federal Call for Action participation rates, allow members a quick and efficient way to invest in RPAC, and provide you a way to track your REALTOR® Party activities. And so much more.

Phase Two of the app will begin to bring a lot of additional value by adding your state and local Calls for Action as well.
But our ability to leverage mobile action depends on our collective efforts to get members to download the app. And that is why we need your help

 

 

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