What is the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC)?
RPAC is a partnership between NAR, SCR, and each local association of REALTORS®. Each local association retains 30 percent of all the RPAC funds they generate for RPAC to support local candidates. The remaining funds (40% to SCR and 30% to NAR) support state and federal candidates.
These funds are raised during each year when members pay their dues or attend the various fundraising events throughout the year.
Why is it important to give to RPAC?
Through RPAC, members have a stronger voice on legislation that affects REALTORS® and the real estate industry at the local, state and national levels. The real estate industry locally is in a constant battle with local governments in our area. Local governments are getting pressure from vocal groups to place strict growth controls on development. But we all know that not all growth is bad. RPAC goes to support candidates whom have similar views on growth and quality of life issues.
RPAC is a tool to ensure that our business is not negatively affected by government.
Who Does RPAC Support?
The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) backs members of the REALTOR® Party – national, state and local candidates who support homeownership, affordable housing and private property rights. RPAC dollars can go to any candidate no matter their party affiliation; what is important is this stance and record on real estate related issues.