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Investments are up; need remains

REALTOR® understanding of and dedication to REALTOR® Political Action Committee investment continues to grow.  Washington State already has met and topped its RPAC National Fair Share Goal, with a 103 percent investment totaling $146,270. This amount marks a 15 percent increase over investments at this time last year.

 

RPAC“I am impressed with and delighted by the investment REALTORS® are making in themselves and their business,” said 2001 RPAC Chair Sheila Davies.  “This money makes it possible for us to support lobbying efforts on legislation that impacts our industry. The stakes are high—especially as we look to the 2002 Congressional elections--and our investment also needs to be high.  N.A.R. estimates that $5 million to $6 million will be needed to ensure that adequate resources are available for every pro-real estate candidate in the 2002 congressional elections get RPAC support.”

 

Local associations exceeding NAR’s Fair Share Goals of $10 per member include: Clark, Kittitas, Moses Lake, Northeastern Washington, North Puget Sound, Port Angeles, Seattle-King County, Spokane, Tri-City and Yakima. Yakima is currently the sole local association to have exceeded its State Goal of $15 per member, although Clark and Kittitas are drawing close to their marks. Overall, local contributions put the state association at 69 percent of the State Goal.

 

Even though overall RPAC investments are doing well, not all local associations are approaching their goal amounts, so if you haven’t yet invested, please do so,” Davies urged.  “Every dollar counts…and an investment as small as $25 could make you the winner of our state RPAC sweepstakes trip to New Orleans.”

The trip includes airfare and lodging for one week in the French Quarter for two people. This contest is open only to REALTOR® members and applies to investments made Jan. 1 through Dec.15, 2001. The drawing will be held Jan.15, 2002.

Posted 5/24/01. Archived 7/30/01.

 

 

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