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NY Realtors shatter several 2019 RPAC Goals!
The 50th anniversary of RPAC represented a banner year for RPAC of New York, here are some of the highlights:

  • National Fundraising Goal 
    RPAC of New York raised a record $1,245,046 in proceeds during the 2019 RPAC fundraising year. New York will be recognized by NAR for reaching 106% of our National RPAC Fundraising Goal of $1,168,289. This goal was reached through a combination of investments including personal, corporate and those made directly to the Corporate Ally Program
  • Federal Disbursements Allocation Goal
    New York will be also be recognized for achieving 100% of our Federal Disbursements Allocation Goal of $350,487 by sending NAR $350,503. These funds represent the 30% of RPAC proceeds RPAC of NY sent to NAR RPAC/Political Advocacy Fund (PAF) through personal and corporate investments.
  • President’s Circle Goal
    New York will also be recognized for achieving 100% of our 2019 President’s Circle Goal of 24. This reflects an increase of 2 PC members over 2018.Thank you to the following members for investing in the President’s Circle program and brining NY to this goal:

President’s Circle $2,000/Platinum R $10,000
Dorothy Botsoe, Hudson Gateway
Richard Haggerty, Hudson Gateway
Michael Schmelzer, Bronx Manhattan North

President’s Circle $2,000/Golden R $5,000
Dawn Carpenter, Staten Island
Dan Davies, Southern Adirondack
John Gerace, Greater Rochester
Susan Goldy, Bronx Manhattan North
Max Gurvitch, Brooklyn
Margaret Hartman, Buffalo Niagara
David Legaz, Long Island
Duncan MacKenzie, NYSAR
Moses Seuram, Long Island
Jennifer Stevenson, St. Lawrence
Yoshi Takita, Long Island
Jennifer Vucetic, Greater Capital
George K. Wonica, Staten Island

President’s Circle $2,000/Crystal R $2,500
CJ DelVechhio, Ithaca
Liz English, Long Island
Paul Llobell, Long Island
Nancy Mosca, Long Island
Charlotte Vanderwaag, Long Island

President’s Circle $2,000/Sterling R $1,000
Michael Kelly, NYSAR
Sari Kingsley, Staten Island
George S. Wonica, Brooklyn 

2020 RPAC Fundraising Goal
New York’s 2020 RPAC fundraising goal will be $1,245,384. The board by board fundraising goal breakdown may be found here.
The 2020 participation will be announced in the weeks ahead after NAR shares the 2020 participation goals with the states.  
The 2020 RPAC Fundraising year will close on Friday, November 27. 

2020 RPAC Major Investor Plans Available
The 2020 RPAC Fundraising year has begun and once again RPAC of New York will be offering the Major Investor Installment Plan & the Major Investor Pay as you go Plan. These plans are designed to allow Major Investors to install their payments over the course of the fundraising year. To enroll in the Major Investor installment Plan and to sign up for monthly payment options at your choice, click here. To sign up for the Major Investor Pay as you go Plan, simply sign the form indicating your Major Investment commitment and your pledge to pay at various RPAC events throughout the year to reach your Major Investor pledge by the end of the fundraising year. That form is here. As a reminder, a Major Investor is defined as investing at least $1,000 into RPAC on an annual basis.

To view the complete final 2019 RPAC Monthly report, click here.


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RPAC's Commemorative 50th Anniversary Videos
New York's video HERE
NAR's video HERE

To view a list of 50 accomplishments over 50 years of RPAC, click here.
To view a list of 2019 NAR legislative accomplishments, click here.

RPAC’s Golden Anniversary Umbrella now available!
Celebrate 50 years of RPAC “coverage” by investing in an limited edition RPAC golf umbrella featuring RPAC’s 50th Anniversary Logo on White and REALTOR®-blue stripe panels. Cost: $30 RPAC Investment. To order your umbrella today, click here:

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Take an active role in RPAC. Invest today.
Contributions can be made several ways, including:

1. Complete and return the investment form. It can be returned to NYSAR or your local board/association.
2. Contribute directly through your local board.
3. Call NYSAR Political Affairs Coordinator Derick King directly at 518.463.0300 x238.


RPAC works tirelessly to protect your interests
Actions by local, state and federal lawmakers and regulators can greatly affect your ability to be a successful REALTOR. RPAC works tirelessly to protect the real estate industry and provides you with a platform to be involved and influential in these legislative and regulatory issues. Your participation in RPAC creates a powerful force to educate lawmakers about the issues that matter most to you and your livelihood.

 

What does RPAC do?
RPAC works to elect lawmakers who support REALTOR business interests. While you were working with clients and customers, RPAC played an important role in electing lawmakers that successfully shaped legislation important to REALTORS such as:

  • Extending the first-time homebuyer tax credit.
  • Extending the National Flood Insurance Program.
  • Blocking legislation that would have prevented New York State REALTORS from conducting business outside their home county.
  • Streamlining your ability to show property through the passage of advanced consent to dual agency.
  • Defeating proposals that would have increased closing costs in New York State.

 

Click here to take a look at what RPAC helped to accomplish in Washington, D.C. in 2018

Click here to take a look at what RPAC helped to accomplish in Albany in 2018

The REALTORS Political Action Committee promotes good policies and opposes detrimental proposals to ensure your business success. But, we need your help to keep RPAC working!


Why should I invest in RPAC?
There's no other organization that represents your interests and your livelihood as a REALTOR. Now more than ever, REALTORS must keep RPAC working to protect you interests. REALTORS must stand up for their business interests. Nobody else will do it for you!

RPAC Resources

 

RPAC Talking Points: Take a look at  why every REALTOR should invest in RPAC!
RPAC of New York Special Events Guide
RPAC Local Board Event Fundraising Request Form 
RPAC Works For Me Educational Video 
RPAC Dues Billing Basics 
RPAC Pledge Form 
RPAC FAQ's 
RPAC Top Ten Legal Questions about Fundraising 
Local Revenue Sharing (LRS) Request Form
RPAC of New York Staff Contacts 
REALTOR Party
2019 Realtor Party Resource Guide


For the latest information on RPAC and the REALTOR legislative program:

 

Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS, the New York State Association of REALTORS or any of its local boards or associations will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by your state PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your NYSAR PAC reaches its PAC goal, 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after NYSAR PAC reaches its RPAC goal, it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates.  



 

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