The Lake Superior Area Association of REALTORS® aspires to be the collective force for influencing and shaping our local real estate industry. We seek to be the local leader in developing standards for efficient, effective and ethical real estate business practices, a valued guide to highly skilled real estate professionals, and to strive to uphold the rights of area residents to own, use, and transfer real property.
Minnesota REALTORS Political Action Committee (RPAC)*
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Wisconsin REALTORS Advocacy Page
National Association of REALTORS® Advocacy Page
The Government Affairs Committee strives to keep our members and the public informed of important issues affecting our members, real property rights and homeownership.
Have an issue to report? Visit our Committee page and let us know what’s affecting you.
*Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Corporate contributions are not acceptable by MN-RPAC and 100% will be allocated to the NAR Political Advocacy Fund. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal, and the National Association of REALTORS® or any of its state associations or local associations will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. Contributions under $1,000 will be provided 100% to MN-RPAC for use in state and local elections. For contributions totaling $1,000 or more, 70% is used by MN-PAC to support state and local political candidates and 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits
under 52 U.S.C. 30116. For further information concerning RPAC contributions, please contact Chris Galler, RPAC Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**RPAC Explanation – RPAC refers to certain political action committees (PACs) affiliated with the NAR, the WRA and in some instances your local Association. Your voluntary contribution to RPAC will be used to support one or more of these PACs depending on when the contribution is made. RPAC contributions are split between these PACs according to a formula approved by each organization’s or PAC’s board of directors. All contributions are charged against your individual contribution limits under state and federal law. Information on how your individual contribution was distributed among RPAC may be obtained by contacting the WRA.
Contributions are not deductible for Federal Income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary, used for political purposes and may be publicly disclosed. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. Copies of RPAC reports are available at the Federal Election Commission or the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. You may refuse to contribute to RPAC without reprisal and neither the NAR, the WRA nor your local Association will favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed to RPAC. Both state and federal campaign finance laws prohibit
the use of corporate funds for RPAC contributions. Only an individual’s personal check or credit card is accepted for RPAC contributions. RPAC contributions are not refundable.
Corporate and Certain LLC Contributions – Corporations are prohibited from contributing to RPAC. Certain limited liability company (“LLC”) contributions to RPAC are permitted. To qualify, an LLC contribution must be from a single-member LLC in which the single-member is an individual or from an LLC with individual members and that is taxed as a partnership. Qualified LLC contributions will be attributed to an individual member(s). If you have any questions on whether an LLC may or may not be qualified to contribute to RPAC, please contact the WRA.
Any voluntary contribution to RPAC made by a corporation or disqualified LLC will not be deposited in RPAC. Instead, the contribution will be deposited in the Wisconsin REALTORS® Political Fund (WRPF), a section 527 political organization sponsored by the WRA and that engages in state and local political activities as allowed for under Wisconsin law.