REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC)
As REALTORS®, we maximize our political power through the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC), which raises funds from REALTORS® and uses those funds to help elect candidates for public office who share our views on issues that affect our industry and shape our communities. Contribute Online Today!
Thanks to REALTOR® contributions to RPAC we have been able to:
• Permanently prohibit banks from entering the real estate brokerage and management businesses,
• Create the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit,
• Remove the requirement the RE-42 be printed on yellow paper,
• Protect REALTORS® ability to be paid by changing the Representation Agreement,
• Keep housing affordable and private property rights safe by working with local government.
Since 1969, RPAC has been helping to elect pro-REALTOR® candidates in Idaho and across the United States. During the last federal election cycle alone, RPAC contributed over $12 million to the campaigns of pro-REALTOR® candidates to Congress, making it the number one trade association political action committee in the nation.
Why has RPAC been successful? Because RPAC is not a charity - RPAC is a business. We build the future by putting RPAC dollars to work to help advance the interests of Real Estate professionals. It is only through electing REALTOR® friendly candidates on the local, state and national level that we can continue our success. Our legislative election record in Idaho is strong with 92% of REALTOR® endorsed legislative candidates winning in the 2008 general election and the 2009 local elections are just around the corner.
There are a host of issues we are facing in 2009 – 2010 both locally and nationally and it is only with you help we can continue our track record of success. From extending the first time homebuyer credit to keeping your commissions free from sales tax the coming months are critical to our industry.
Our fair share goal is $30 per member and $99 per broker. Wendy and I ask you to join us in keeping the real estate profession strong in Idaho – invest today