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Vote, Act, Invest! Posted By Vicki

2010 NAR President Vicki Cox Golder speaks at the Board of Directors Meeting at the 2010 Midyear Meetings.

2010 NAR President Vicki Cox Golder speaks at the Board of Directors Meeting at the 2010 Midyear Meetings.

On Saturday, we wrapped up our 2010 Midyear Legislative Meetings & Expo in Washington, D.C.  If you’ve been following our blogs, and the Midyear Live page, you’ll know that we pretty much clogged the halls of Congress this past week on a wide range of issues.

While I am proud of the work we did this past week, it won’t take long for lawmakers to forget our issues and move on.  If we want to make a difference we need all of our members to keep the drumbeat going in the weeks and months ahead.

I’ve written many times about the need to get involved in the REALTOR®Party.  Now, we are launching an exciting new campaign to get more of you to join us in every aspect of our political advocacy.

The theme is Vote, Act Invest!  I pledged my support during the meetings in Washington, D.C.  Here is what we need you to do this year:

VOTE for candidates at the local, state, and national levels who support the REALTOR® Party.

ACT on all Calls for Action.  We just launched a CFA on Sunday to prevent new tax burdens from being put on real estate.  I urge you to answer it now.  If you are a broker, I also urge you to join the Broker Involvement Program.

INVEST in your business by giving to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee.

For more information on the REALTOR® Party and all of our efforts to stabilize the real estate market, visit the Realtor Action Center.

We’ve already raised our voice this year on a broad range of issues, including strengthening FHA, extending the National Flood Insurance Program and stabilizing the commercial real estate market.  Now, we need you to keep our voice ringing in the halls of Congress to ensure that real estate and our businesses “On the Rise” in 2010.  – Vicki Cox Golder, 2010 NAR President

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