Professional: of, relating to, or characteristic of a profession
Profession: a calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation
Advocacy: the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal: the act or process of advocating something
Committee: a body of persons delegated to consider, investigate, take action on, or report on some matter
What is RPAC?
RPAC is a voluntary professional advocacy committee that identifies and invests in candidates for office who support the public policy goals of the REALTORS®. RPAC is run by volunteer REALTOR® leaders from across the nation, the Commonwealth and here in Prince William County.
What is RPAC’s mission
RPAC has one mission, investing in candidates for elected office who advance public policies to promote and protect strong communities, private property interests and a vibrant business environment.
How does RPAC work?
There are two separate, but equally important components in the operation of RPAC. One is the voluntary financial investments from REALTORS® and affiliates. Second is the assignment of these resources to support candidates.
How does PWAR raise RPAC Resources?
Many of the resources for RPAC come from voluntary investments during the PWAR dues billing process. Typically, this process provides only a fraction of the resources necessary to meet the goals set by the National and State Associations. Supplemental resources are solicited throughout the year to ensure PWAR meets our financial goals.
How does RPAC choose candidates?
RPAC resources are distributed by REALTOR® volunteers who are politically active and understand the need to promote and protect the REALTOR® public policy agenda. These leaders are part of the association committee system and work in concert with their colleagues on the public policy committees. RPAC evaluates candidates for election and reelection based on the level of support of the REALTORS® public policy objectives on the local, state, and federal level. RPAC evaluation criteria does not include party affiliation or candidate positions on issues outside the real estate business.
What do RPAC endorsed candidates support?
- Promoting and protecting Virginia’s quality of life.
- Protecting property values and promoting property rights.
- Promoting policies that help REALTORS® protect, sustain, and expand their businesses.
Why does PWAR needs a strong RPAC?
Advocacy is who we are. Only REALTORS® promote and protect the rights of qualified consumers who want to buy and sell real property. By supporting candidates who share our REALTOR® values, who embrace American prosperity based on the American Dream of homeownership, you are investing in your career as a real estate professional.
How can you invest in the future of your profession?
Invest in RPAC. RPAC investments can be made through the Virginia REALTORS® Website