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Published on Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adventures of Mr. RPAC Part 2

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When there are political issues that affect the real estate industry, who do you turn to?

Let's take a look at MR. RPAC in this second part of the series...

 



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. RPAC is the only political group in the country organized for REALTORS® and run by REALTORS®. 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 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.


REALTORS® must be politically active. If REALTORS® do not speak out, get involved and help shape the discussion, someone else will. No one knows a community better than a REALTOR®. REALTORS® know the lay of the land, the families, the best schools, the neighborhoods and the leaders of any given area. REALTORS® work in every city, county and community in the nation. REALTORS® are on the front line as defenders of real estate issues.   





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