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REALTORS® POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

RPAC - the REALTORS® Political Action Committee - works to affect legislation and initiatives that affect homeownership. RPAC pools the contributions of fellow Realtors® and Affiliates in Howard County, in the state of Maryland, and from across the country to elect candidates who understand the real estate business. These candidates recognize the important role homeownership plays in our society, defend private property rights, and oppose costly mandates that keep buyers from realizing the American Dream. RPAC's success comes only through the continued participation of HCAR members.

Here are some reasons why:

 

RPAC WORKS AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT

70% of the money stays local for issues like property taxes, yard sign ordinances and disclosure requirements.

 

RPAC IS TRULY NON-PARTISAN

It’s not about Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives. The REALTOR® Party is focused only on issues that matter to real estate professionals and their clients.

 

RPAC SUPPORTS THE COMMUNITY

It’s not charity, but it’s not self-serving either. Every home sale puts an average of $61,000 into the local economy. RPAC helps the livelihood, lifestyles and personal wealth of homebuyers in Howard County!

 

RPAC IS LIKE INSURANCE FOR THE FUTURE OF THE INDUSTRY

People purchase insurance for their homes, their cars, and their health. Why would they not also purchase insurance for their professions?

 

RPAC PROTECTS PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS AND PROMOTES HOMEOWNERSHIP

RPAC means more closings for Realtors® by being a champion for Realtors® in areas that count.

 

INVEST ANY MOUNT

It’s easy, affordable and makes a difference!

 

MORTGAGE INTEREST DEDUCTION AND OTHER TAX BENEFITS ARE COOL

So is the 30-year mortgage, property tax deduction, flood insurance and a bunch of other benefits that make homeownership accessible and affordable.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO RPAC ARE NOT DEDUCTIBLE AS CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FEDERAL INCOME TAX PURPOSES

Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may refuse to contribute without affecting your membership rights. 70% of each contribution is used by Maryland RPAC to support state and local candidates. 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116 This solicitation is intended for REALTORS® only. Nothing herein contained shall be construed as solicitation of contributions from non-members.

Personal contributions made by check must be on a personal check, not on a corporate check. Contributions made on a corporate check will be treated as a corporate contribution as permitted under the Maryland Campaign Finance Law.

*For contributions made by credit card:
You acknowledge that all credit card contributions are subject to the usual requirements of law applicable to RPAC contributions. The charge applied to the account as a result of the contribution must be paid with the personal funds of the individual(s) by whom the contribution is made.

Authority: Dale Ross, Treasurer