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EDITOR’S NOTE: Starting next week, the REALTOR® Advocate is going to take a short hiatus to allow us to do a little bit of housekeeping and give our editorial team time to create some new content. We expect to be back on November 22. And when we return, be on the lookout for some great new features and an updated look.

What’s in this edition?

  1. Happy Trails to the General Assembly—Until November 13
  2. Do you know how to #BackthePAC?
  3. Coming Soon (no, it’s not a hot property)
  4. Lobbyist at Your Door 2.0
Happening on Jones Street

After more than 10 months in almost perpetual session, the General Assembly has FINALLY passed an adjournment resolution. While that would normally be an occasion for fanfare and celebration, the date in the document threw cold water on that excitement. Legislators will only be adjourned for roughly thirteen days.

When they return, it is expected that the bulk of their time will be consumed by working to redraw the state’s Congressional district maps which were recently invalidated by a court ruling. What is likely not on the table when they return is consideration of any of the bills that Governor Cooper has vetoed throughout the session, including the state budget. Those will have to wait until next year.

On their way out of town, while trick-or-treaters roamed the halls of the General Assembly, legislators did pass multiple pieces of important legislation.

Photos courtesy of @NCHouseSpeaker and @RaleighReporter

Want to learn how NC REALTORS® PAC is going to hit its 2020 goals?

HINT: We can’t do it without YOU!

Want to plan your best NC REALTORS® PAC fundraising year ever? The 2020 REALTOR® Party & NC REALTORS® PAC Training is open for registration! Join us for an epic day of training held on January 14th at the Omni Hotel in Charlotte, NC from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. with a happy hour from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

We will have an updated 2020 NC REALTORS® PAC Fundraising Handbook available for distribution along with investment cards, brochures, materials, etc. Don’t miss this powerful program, registration is required, click here: 2020 REALTOR® Party & NC REALTORS® PAC Training.

All are welcome, but we especially want to see Association Executives, GADs, Local President/President Elects and local RPAC chairs, SPCs, FPCs, NCR Legislative Committee members and NC REALTORS® PAC Trustees.

Coming Soon!

It’s not just for listings any more

When the REALTOR® Advocate returns from its brief hiatus, you will notice some new and recurring sections. While we can’t tell you all that we are working on, here is a sneak peek…
  • Crazy Local Governments—Back and better than ever. Check out this section for an inside look at the crazy ideas governments around the United State come up with in their quest to regulate housing (or really anything).
  • Your Government Affairs Team—Following the success of our “Meet the Government Affairs Team” special section, we will have a new platform where you can find information about everyone quickly and easily.
  • Local Association Spotlight—We know that all of our local associations are doing awesome things and we want to share your stories!
  • Lobbyist Minute—NC REALTORS® is fortunate to have one of the best lobbying teams in the business. We want you to hear about some of their experiences walking the halls of the General Assembly
And so much more. Be on the look-out for these new sections when we relaunch in a couple of weeks.

Lobbyist at your Door 2.0

As we close out the year, we have revamped our Lobbyist at Your Door program to provide local associations and brokerages with some new opportunities to learn more about all of the services provided by the NC REALTORS® Government Affairs Department. From what happened at the General Assembly, the 2020 election season, or even how you can get more involved with our work on issues affecting your clients, your business, and your industry, we want to provide this resource to you. Contact Seth Palmer to get your association or office on our schedule. 

Contributions to RPAC are not deductible for federal or state income tax purposes. Contributions are voluntary and are used for political purposes. Suggested amounts are merely guidelines and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amounts. The National Association of REALTORS® and its state and local associations will not favor or disadvantage any member because of the amount contributed or a decision not to contribute. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. Your contribution is split between National RPAC and the State PAC in your state. NC RPAC supports the efforts of National RPAC and contributes a portion of its contributions to National RPAC. Contact your State Association or PAC for information about the percentages of your contribution provided to National RPAC and to the State PAC. The National RPAC portion is used to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116. In-kind contributions/donations are not included for the purposes of the National RPAC State PAC split. NC law requires political committees to report the name, mailing address, job title or profession and name of employer or employee's specific field for each individual whose contributions aggregate is in excess of $50 in an election cycle. Contributions can only be accepted from individuals in the form of personal checks or credit cards. Contributions from corporations or business entities cannot be accepted. This solicitation was paid for by NC RPAC.
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