[A guest blog post from 2017 REALTOR® Party Director Charlie Oppler.]
Tax reform, mortgage interest deduction, rent control and tax on services are just a few of the public policy issues that REALTORS are facing on a national, state and local level. Now more than ever, we need our members engaged in advocacy, educated on our issues and ready to take action at a moments’ notice.
To highlight the importance of advocacy, the National Association of REALTORS encourages you to celebrate your advocacy outreach efforts throughout three full weeks of May—or REALTOR Advocacy Month. Each week is designated to highlight Vote, Act and Invest advocacy outreach activities. Participating is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
1. Engage your members in weekly activities OR promote activities conducted or to be held in 2017.
2. Post photos and videos to your websites, in newsletters or on your social media pages using the hashtag #REALTORParty. Tag the REALTOR Party on Facebook and Twitter in any posts.
3. Submit your activities, photos and videos through the REALTOR Advocacy Month website. REALTOR Advocacy Month is an excellent opportunity to promote and share your success stories, while helping to meet your Vote, Act and Invest Core Standards requirements.
Visit the REALTOR Advocacy Month website to learn more about how your association can get involved, find information on each weekly theme and suggested activities, social media graphics and other REALTOR Party resources and the activity submission form at www.realtoractioncenter.com/realtoradvocacy.
For more information on REALTOR Advocacy Month, please contact NAR at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-383-1000.