REALTORS® Political Action Committee
RPAC Fundraising Task Force works in conjunction with the Governmental Affairs Committee coordinating local efforts to raise funds for the Nebraska REALTORS® Political Action Committee. RPAC is a voluntary political action committee whose membership consists of REALTORS® and affiliates interested in actively and effectively protecting the real estate industry and the dream of homeownership by participating in government affairs at the local, state and federal levels.
The organization has two primary objectives: to advocate for rights of all real estate owners, and to promote the best interests of REALTORS®. In conjunction with the Nebraska REALTORS® Association and the National Association of REALTORS®, RPAC is the leading voice for all things real estate; in Omaha, in Nebraska, and across the Nation.
How To Get Involved
1. Easy… Make an investment! By investing in RPAC, you have a powerful voice in YOUR industry. Invest in RPAC.
2. All OABR Members are welcome and encouraged to sit in on a RPAC Fundraising Task Force Meeting! Meeting times are listed below and on the OABR Calendar.
Upcoming Task Force Meetings
The Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® RPAC Fundraising Task Force Meetings are typically held the second Monday of every month at 2:30 pm in the OABR Boardroom. Always check below or the OABR Calendar for any date or location changes.
Monday, August 10 at 2:30 pm | ZOOM
Monday, September 14 at 2:30 pm | Location TBD
Monday, October 12 at 2:30 pm | Location TBD
Why Should I Invest in RPAC?
Investing in RPAC is easy and has a lot of benefits. By investing in RPAC, you have a powerful voice in YOUR industry; you’re helping to futher issues that are important to YOU and YOUR business; you are promoting and protecting the dream of homeownership; and you are helping elect candidates who best represent the concerns of REALTORS® and their clients.
Recent Legislative & Regulator Success
Recognizes REALTORS® as a Profession
The Continued preservation of the Mortgage Interest Deduction
Extension of the National Flood Insurance Program
Extended Mortgage Cancellation Relief
Passed multiple Land Bank bills for Omaha and greater Nebraska
Passed state legislation authorizing electronic notaries
Passed state legislation to better define REALTOR® teams in statute
Passed federal legislation regarding FHA’s cumbersome condo rules and improved access to Rural Housing Service (RHS) loans
Protected the Mortgage Interest Deduction and sales tax on services which are under attack from all sides
Passed legislation to expand rural workforce housing
What has the RPAC Omaha Chapter done for you?
We helped elect REALTOR® issue-friendly candidates in the city elections of 2017 to the offices of Mayor and City Council
Stopped an anti-private property rights measure at the Omaha City Council
Helped shape legislation on short term rentals
Protected homeowners with respect to PACE loans
Protected Tax Increment Financing laws for local development
Built relationships – Making friends before we need them in the Mayor’s office, the City Council and the Chamber of Commerce
Helped foster a pro-business environment that benefits every citizen of Omaha
Where Do My RPAC Dollars Go?
REALTORS® support REALTOR®-friendly candidates, which is important when it comes to economic expansion and job growth in the community. Local policies regarding land development, infrastructure improvements, schools and taxation are of keen interest.
RPAC dollars are contributed to candidates who support real estate and REALTOR® interests. Candidates who are pro growth and pro business most often receive RPAC support. Party affiliation is irrelevant. We are not Democrats or Republicans. We are the REALTOR® Party.
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