REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC)
The REALTORS® Political Action Committee's contributions are considered "Hard Money" in that they are Hard dollars that are, voluntary, individual personal contributions from REALTORS® and can be used to directly support candidates. Any family member of anyone affiliated with any REALTOR® organization, including COCAR™, may contribute individually, corporate checks cannot be accepted.
Hard Money is raised from individuals, not corporations. An individual may contribute up to $1,000 directly to a federal candidate per election and $5,000 to a PAC per year.
A hard money Political Action Committee can contribute $5,000 to a federal candidate per election.
RPAC contributions are split between National RPAC 30% (for federal candidates/issues) and State & Local RPAC 70% (for state and local candidates/ issues). Until the 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. (applied against your federal campaign finance law contribution limit of $5,000 per year to RPAC.) Once a state PAC reaches its RPAC goal, it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates.
The REALTORS PAC of Oklahoma, the local affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® PAC, is classified as a Limited Political Action Committee by the Oklahoma Ethics Commission. A limited committee is one organized to make contributions to candidates, and may also may make independent expenditures or electioneering communications. The Oklahoma Ethics Commission has issued rules and a Guide to Political Action Committees. More information on the Oklahoma RPAC is at http://okrealtors.com/rpac. REALTOR®, Institute Affiliate (CCIM, SIOR, IREM, etc.) or Affiliate membership in OAR is required for participation in the Realtors PAC of Oklahoma. The COCAR™ Government Affairs Committee makes recommendations to the Realtors PAC of Oklahoma for distribution of our share of the Local PAC funds to local candidates.
The NAR PAC operates the REALTORS® Action Center, which provides a variety of advocacy, education, and community outreach services for Local Boards. REALTOR® and Institute Affiliate Members (CCIM, SIOR, IREM, etc.) members may participate at the national level, with the NAR Midyear Legislative Meeting and Trade Expo in Washington DC being the primary plannery meeting.
To Contribute to RPAC:
- Make personal checks payable to RPAC-OK
- Send contribution to:
COCAR - Membership Services
Attn: Peggy Missel, Association Executive
1212 S Air Depot Blvd / Suite 35
Midwest City, OK 73110