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  1. To work with C.A.R. to effectively respond to "Red Alerts."
  2. Organize and attend C.A.R.’s Legislative Day in Sacramento.  It is the Key Contact’s responsibility to arrange the meeting, notify C.A.R. and the other local associations of its time and location, attend the Morning Briefing beforehand and lead the delegation to the meeting.
  3. Organize REALTOR® in-district meetings with legislators throughout the year.
  4. Act as the principal REALTOR® liaison between the local associations, C.A.R., and your state legislator. It is essential that everyone, including those at the other associations in the district and your own association be informed when you’ve had a communication with your legislator or his or her staff.
  5. Work seamlessly with any co-Key Contacts working with your legislator and with any GADs or Association Executives from the associations within the district.
  6. Establish and maintain a good working relationship with the legislator and his or her staff.
  7. Report to C.A.R. any activities between the elected official and REALTORS® within the state.
  8. Present, whenever possible, California Real Estate Political Action Committee (CREPAC) contribution checks to the legislator by the date set forth by CREPAC, and fill out CREPAC check presentation forms. Other associations in the district will also be notified by CREPAC that there is a check for that legislator.
  9. Provide input to CREPAC Trustees (C.A.R.) about the legislator.
  10.  Attend a reception or other fundraiser in the district for the legislator.  Up to $500 per election cycle is available from CREPAC for Key Contacts to use for these fundraisers.
  11.  Conduct at least ONE grassroots activity every year.

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