RPAC is a voluntary non-profit political action committee. RPAC provides members the opportunity to support candidates for political office who share EMAR’s interest in providing affordable housing, protecting private property rights and supporting the free enterprise system. RPAC offers REALTORS® the ability to speak with a unified voice.
RPAC is a very important business partner to REALTORS® because it means legislative success. RPAC collects political contributions and provides financial assistance to candidates who support issues important to the real estate profession. Funds are disbursed on a nonpartisan basis to candidates of all parties, based on issues and promotion of the REALTOR® legislative agenda. All fundraising efforts and contributions to candidates are administered by a board of Trustees. By pooling REALTOR® RPAC contributions, REALTORS® can support candidates who support real estate interests and pass favorable legislation while defeating ineffective regulations and laws. RPAC contributions may be made at any time of the year.
Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. The amount indicated is merely a guideline and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. The Association will not favor or disadvantage anyone by reason of the amount of their contribution, and you may refuse to contribute without reprisal by the Association. ORS 316.102 provides for a credit against state taxes not to exceed $50 per individual or $100 per joint return for contributions to political committees as defined in ORS 260.005. Every year, RPAC sets a monetary goal for contributions from Oregon, known as Oregon’s “fair share.” Until the Oregon PAC reaches the “fair share” goal, 70% of each contribution is used by the Oregon PAC to support state and local political candidates. The balance is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a. After the Oregon PAC reaches the “fair share” goal, 100% of each contribution is used by the Oregon PAC to support state and local political candidates. RPAC contribution checks must be drawn on a personal checking account. If a corporate check used to pay dues includes a voluntary RPAC contribution, the contribution will be considered a contribution to NAR’s Political Advocacy Fund (PAF).