REALTORS® Political Action Committee
What is RPAC?
REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) is the voice of REALTORS® on Capitol Hill. Since 1969, RPAC has been promoting the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. The REALTOR® party does not consider political party affiliation, which makes RPAC one of the most bi-partisan PACs in existence.
On the national level, REALTORS® give our money to those in Congress who both understand and support REALTOR® issues. We look to build the future by putting RPAC dollars in places that will help advance the interests of real estate professionals. RPAC is the only political group in the country organized for REALTORS®, run by REALTORS® and exists solely to further issues important to REALTORS®.
During the last federal election cycle alone, RPAC contributed more than $12 million to pro-REALTOR® candidates to Congress, making it the number one trade association political action committee in the nation.
How can I contribute to RPAC?
An optional suggested fair share contribution is included with the annual membership dues billing. You may increase or decrease that contribution when remitting your membership dues. And anytime throughout the year, you may contribute to RPAC. Please make your personal check payable to “RPAC” and mail to 2963 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406. Click here to invest securely online.
Why has RPAC been successful?
Because RPAC is not a charity. RPAC is a business – your business.
Why should REALTORS® contribute to RPAC?
Think of your RPAC contribution as an investment. The best investment you'll ever make in your business and yourself. RPAC is your best insurance against poorly designed small business and commercial real estate legislation. If you're not giving your fair share to RPAC, you're not doing all you can to better your profession, your business, and yourself.
Where does my RPAC contribution go? And is it deductible?
Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS® or any of its state associations or local boards 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 state PAC reaches its RPAC goal 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after the state, PAC reaches its RPAC goal it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates.