The Importance of RAPAC
Why You Should Contribute & Where the Dollars Go
Arizona REALTOR® Magazine - November 2010
The REALTORS® of Arizona Political Action Committee (RAPAC) is a membership-sponsored effort organized to financially support candidates running for state and local office whose position on real estate regulation and a free-market business environment most closely represent the initiatives of the Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR). RAPAC contributes to and channels resources into the races that will have the most impact on the real estate industry. The PAC is a voluntary, non-profit political action committee and operates independently of any political party.
RAPAC is a vital part of AAR’s government affairs program – a program that includes professional lobbying, legislative analysis, grassroots contacts and long-term political relationships. RAPAC strives to educate legislators about our industry and guarantees that no decision is made that will affect our industry, good or bad, until our voice is heard.
Why should I contribute to RAPAC?
"Every man owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged. No man has the moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere." -Theodore Roosevelt
More than 15 percent of all proposed legislation introduced at the state Capitol each year affects REALTORS®. That amounts to almost two hundred bills each year! Most of the real-estate-related bills introduced are designed to increase REALTOR® liability and reduce private property rights. Supporting your REALTOR® PAC is the only way to ensure your right to do business is protected.
- RAPAC opens doors to ensure your doors stay open.
- RAPAC saves you thousands of dollars by protecting you from costly, unnecessary policies and legislation.
- RAPAC addresses issues of vital importance to your livelihood such as ADRE regulation, lot splits, HOAs, taxes and property rights issues.
- Your commitment to RAPAC insures the future of our industry.
Where do RAPAC dollars go?
Out of $1.00, 70 cents stays in Arizona. 30 cents is sent to the National Association of REALTORS® (RPAC). From the 70 cents that stays in Arizona, 55 cents is used by AAR to support state-level candidates. 15 cents can be used by your local association to support local candidates.
How do I contribute to RAPAC?
It only takes two minutes to write a check or sign a credit card authorization for your contribution to REALTOR® political success. Call your local association to contribute, include a check when you renew your local membership or call AAR at 602-248-7787 (800-426-7274) for details.