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June 27, 2020
REALTOR® NEWS

NYSAR 2021 committee signup launches July 1
NYSAR has more than 30 committees, forums, working groups and foundations for members to participate in and offer guidance and support for the organization as a whole. Online registration begins July 1 and ends on July 31. Learn more about the various committees, forums, working groups and foundations, by clicking here.

NYSAR FAQ page featuring Phase 2 reopening information
NYSAR has developed a FAQ page specifically addressing questions REALTORS® may have related to the opening of Phase 2 in parts of New York.  To visit the Phase 2 FAQ page, click here.
For NYSAR’s guidance for real estate activity in Phase 2, click here. You can view a video webinar about Phase 2 guidance, here.

NYSAR Awards application extended
The deadline for NYSAR REALTOR® of the Year, Community Service and Alan Yassky Distinguished Service awards applications has been extended to July 10. For more information or to nominate someone for an award, click here!

C2EX Challenge
Differentiate yourself in the community – compete in NYSAR’s 2020 C2EX challenge! Earn your endorsement; increase marketability, and optimize opportunities to best serve clients and position yourself as a leader in the community. Learn more!

June is National Homeownership Month
June marks National Homeownership Month! Celebrate by making a donation to the NYSAR Housing Opportunities Foundation, which will go towards their First-time Homebuyer Grant Program. Everyone who donates in the month of June will be entered to win a $25 American Express gift card. To donate, click here!

UPCOMING EVENTS

NYSAR education courses offered through Zoom

Before submitting your registration for any NYSAR designation courses being offered through Zoom, please understand that your tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. Register now!

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

New York Primary Election highlights
New York’s Primary Elections were held on Tuesday, June 23, and for the first time in the state’s history, all eligible voters were permitted to vote by absentee ballot. Although most incumbents won re-election, there were several incumbents ousted or trailing their challengers with absentee ballots still outstanding. At the Congressional level, State Senator Chris Jacobs won the special election to replace Rep. Chris Collins. Challenger Jamaal Bowman pulled off an upset to defeat Rep. Eliot Engel in the Democratic primary. Rep. Carolyn Maloney continues to hold a narrow lead in her primary race, and Mondaire Jones is likely to win the eight-person primary race to replace Rep. Nita Lowey. In the state Legislature, incumbent Assemblymembers Michael DenDekker, Michael Miller, Aravella Simotas, Steve Otis, and Thomas Abinanti are likely to lose their primary races. As a result of this large uptick in absentee voters, final vote totals may not be known for several weeks. To read NYSAR’s full breakdown of primary election results, click here.

Western NY Senator Ortt elected new Republican Leader in Senate
Western New York State Sen. Rob Ortt (R-North Tonawanda) won a leadership vote among Senate Republicans to become the new Senate Minority Leader. Ortt replaces outgoing Sen. John Flanagan, who is retiring after 34 years in the legislature.

NYS delays state aid to local governments
Twelve cities had their May and June payments from the state delayed 20 percent as the state looks to address its own $13 billion revenue hole due to the coronavirus pandemic. The cuts include $20 million to Buffalo, $19 million to Yonkers, $17.5 million to Rochester and $12 million to Syracuse. Smaller cities also had their aid held back, such as nearly $600,000 in White Plains and $300,000 in Corning. For the full list, click here.

MEMBER PERKS

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RPAC

 

June RPAC auction item – All New Ring Video Doorbell (V2)
Monitor your home with the all-new Version 2, Ring Video doorbell with 1080p HD Video, crisp night vision, real-time notification, adjustable motion zones, and more! See, hear and speak to visitors from your phone, iPad, Alexa enabled devices and more.

Bidding will end, Tuesday, June 30.
To bid, visit the RPAC of New York Facebook group or contact Derick King at 518.463.0300 x238 [email protected]. The starting bid is $125.

 

 

 

 

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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. 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.