What is the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC)?
For over 50 years the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has been one of the best advocacy groups for protecting our industry by preserving the right to own real estate. Its 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 homeownership. Voluntary contributions are not members’ dues; this is money given freely by REALTORS® and other contributors in recognition of the importance of the political process. Candidates that receive support from RPAC are NOT selected based on their political party or ideology, but solely on their support of real estate issues. We are the REALTOR® Party!
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Check out some photos of our past RPAC Events!
REALTORS® enjoying lunch - RPAC Luncheon 2022
Emma Bixby, Linda Sauer & Mark Baxa having some fun at RPAC Social at Chuck's Bar & Grill - RPAC Social 2021
REALTORS® mingling during RPAC Luncheon - RPAC Luncheon 2022
Some of the great auction items up for grab - RPAC Luncheon 2022
Donette Jones & Brit Nelson selling Raffle Tickets - RPAC Social 2021
REALTORS® taking in all the buffet has to offer - RPAC Luncheon 2022
GPAR® Past President~Chris Rost, 2022 KAR® First VP~Jon Fort, 2022 KAR® President~Andrew Mall, Salina Council Chairperson~Kimberr Jarvis-Ryff - RPAC Luncheon 2022
Alexis Jarvis, Mari Loder, Cindy Long, Jamie Shaw, Kimberr Jarvis-Ryff - 2022 RPAC Committee
Katy England was had the winning bid for a 3 Day Getaway donated by Nancy McElderry with Bank Midwest Mortgage - RPAC Luncheon 2022
Why You Should Invest In RPAC?
The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) is your best investment to influence the long-term growth and stability of the real estate industry. We support and educate pro-REALTOR® candidates on legislative issues that impact your business the most at all levels of government. When contributors support and strengthen RPAC, the real estate industry derives three distinct benefits:
RPAC gives our industry a way to support candidates who understand our business and share our views on legislation affecting real estate. As elected officials, their votes on our issues are more likely to be supportive of our industry.
RPAC contributions give us access to the lawmakers whom we have supported. Access does not mean that we can buy a lawmaker’s vote; it simply means that we will have an opportunity to state our case to a lawmaker who is willing to remain open-minded and uncommitted until he or she has heard our position.
RPAC also gives our industry political credibility. In politics, credibility means we can hold lawmakers accountable for their actions. If lawmakers support our views, RPAC gives us a way to help them when they need our support at election time. Decisions on contributions for candidates are based on an individual’s voting record, not party affiliations. It is a candidate’s demonstration of support for REALTOR® issues that lead to an RPAC contribution.
Think about some of the following issues:
Protecting Private Property Rights
Mortgage Interest Deduction
REALTORS® qualified as "Essential" during COVID Pandemic
What is the REALTOR® Party?
The REALTOR® Party is about REALTORS® working together to VOTE, ACT and INVEST to protect the Dream of Home Ownership, to build vibrant communities, and to promote a strong U.S. economy.
VOTE - REALTORS® working together to protect REALTOR® interests by voting and educating voters about issues that affect property owners.
ACT - REALTORS® working together in support of policies and regulations that promote homeownership and the real estate industry.
INVEST - REALTORS® working together to contribute to candidates who support REALTORS® and private property rights.
In 1969, the National Association of REALTORS® formed the Real Estate Political Action Committee to increase the political involvement and influence of its membership. REPAC was maintained and operated separately from NAR. REPAC solicited voluntary contributions from NAR members and pooled the funds to collectively contribute to candidates running for public office.
In 1974, the REPAC was changed to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) and was made an unincorporated, non-profit, bipartisan standing committee for the National Association of REALTORS®. By 1979, the national RPAC was the largest PAC in the United States in terms of contributions to federal candidates. By 1982, all 50 states and the District of Columbia had executed a cooperative agreement with national RPAC and had state RPACs in operation.
Today, the national RPAC remains an effective legislative advocate for the real estate industry and for the interest of property ownership. Based on the 2002 and 2004 election cycles, RPAC ranked 1st in total campaign contributions to candidates among all political action committees. In addition, NAR was named the 9th most powerful interest group in Fortune magazine’s “Washington Power 25” list, which measured the power and effectiveness of 120 interest groups, labor unions, and trade associations nationwide. NAR’s success today may be attributed to grassroots strength and contributions from people like you.
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