Invite a C.A.R. Government Affairs Field Rep to your office or association!
Field representatives are available to visit local associations and help promote member political involvement, as well as assist in developing a local strategy to increase member participation in local government issues and increase REALTOR® Action Fund fundraising.
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Through these visits, field representatives promote overall member involvement in C.A.R.’s political programs by encouraging members to register to vote and vote in every election, become a Legislative Liaison, respond to Red Alerts and contribute to the REALTOR® Action Fund. Here are some ways your association may benefit from C.A.R.’s Field Program:
EDUCATE & RECRUIT
--Educate members on C.A.R. lobbying efforts and current legislative issues;
--Recruit Legislative Liaisons;
--Mobilize REALTORS® on state issues (through RED ALERTS) and federal issues (through Call to Action)
--Assist local associations to increase voter registration among members
--Encourage members to contribute to the REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF)
--Help local associations increase their REALTOR® Action Fund participation by making presentations at large real estate firms, new member orientations, MLS meetings, general meetings, association events, or any other avenue where REALTORS® are gathered;
--Train Fundraising Team Captains, REALTOR® volunteers who will lead fundraising at the local association.
Train local REALTORS® who are interested in becoming active in the legislative process;
Assist local associations in developing a proactive Local Government Affairs Program through the following:
--Assisting associations in creating CREPAC/BORPAC and IMPAC committees
--Helping associations establish a Local Key Contact Program
--Provide training on conducting a Get Out the Vote Campaign
--Providing associations with training on the GetActive online advocacy program offered through NAR.
--Give presentations on the uses of PAC funds, C.A.R. resources, as well as state level legislative issues to existing local association committees.