Government Affairs and Advocacy
The REALTOR® Party advocates on your behalf every day! Legislative success starts with the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC), which helps elect candidates for local and state offices who will protect homeownership and the interests of the real estate profession.
DAAR’s Government Affairs program advocates key REALTOR® issues on behalf of our members and serves as a watchdog to ensure that regulations or laws are not enacted that impair or penalize REALTORS® and property owners. We appreciate the support of DAAR members and count on your help to advance issues that matter to the real estate industry. Your RPAC helps DAAR to have a very active and robust Government Affairs program and to ensure that the REALTORS® voice is being heard.
Together RPAC and DAAR’s Government Affairs program works to:
#1: Help REALTORS® successfully fight off attacks on our livelihood and burdensome regulations
-Worked to change legislation that would have severely limited your ability to place Open House signs to market your client’s property.
#2 Protect homeownership and ability for your clients to sell and purchase a home
-Continue to protect the mortgage interest deduction and access to affordable mortgage products.
#3 Improve the quality of life in Loudoun County
-Advocate for the incorporation of different housing types that are affordable to the workforce in Loudoun County.
#4 Educate and elect policy-makers (regardless of political party) who support REALTOR® issues
-DAAR’s Government Affairs Committee meets monthly with local and state lawmakers to discuss and raise awareness on issues of concern to the real estate profession.
Did you know that DAAR has representatives on …
Loudoun County Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders Committee
Loudoun County Housing Advisory Board
Loudoun County Affordable Dwelling Unit Advisory Board
Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance Action Group
Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee
Here’s how you can help
- Join the Government Affairs Committee! You’ll stay informed on real estate-related issues on the local, state and federal level, dialogue with the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, members of the Virginia General Assembly representing Loudoun County and be an active advocate with the REALTOR® Party.
- Join with other the leaders in our industry by investing – $25, $50, $100 or $1,000 in RPAC today. Invest on-line, download this form and fax to (703) 771-9787, or call and set up an easy Installment Plan today!
RPAC Depends on You!
For questions or if you would like to get involved in DAAR’s advocacy efforts, contact DAAR at (703) 777-2468 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contributions to Virginia REALTORS® RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes; they are not deductible for federal or state income tax purposes. Members may contribute more or less than the suggested amount and may refuse to contribute without reprisal. 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. NAR has established state Federal RPAC Disbursement Allocations based on anticipated National RPAC needs. Thirty percent of all Major Investor contributions are sent to NAR to be applied to the Federal RPAC Disbursement Allocation and are charged against the limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116 with the remaining seventy percent maintained for state and local usage. Decisions regarding Virginia REALTORS® RPAC contributions to meet the Federal RPAC Disbursement Allocation will be made throughout the fundraising year. The contributor certifies that they are at least 18 years old and are making this contribution with their own personal funds- not those of another person or entity, nor are they a foreign national or federal contractor.