As a member of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®, you are among 41,000 colleagues who care deeply about how the real estate industry is regulated. Many of our members make voluntary contributions to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee, or RPAC, which promotes the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates. Last year Illinois REALTORS® raised more than $743,000 to help protect your business and private property rights. These contributions are not members’ dues; this is money given freely by REALTORS® in recognition of how important campaign fundraising is to the political process. Click here to learn "Four key things you need to know about RPAC." 
It may be tempting to look at the relative ease with which you can practice real estate in Illinois and assume that today’s marketplace evolved naturally, that policy makers had your interests in mind all along. But that’s just not so. Without your associations’ efforts – local, state and national – you’d be inundated in ridiculous red tape and legal liability, and your customers and clients would have a steeper climb toward homeownership. Click here to see recent legislative wins and losses. 
How do I get involved? Look here for information on how to play a role in RPAC. 
Disclosure: Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) collects contributions from members of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) for political activities. A portion of each contribution will be used for state political activities; at least 30% will be used for federal campaign purposes. The federal portion will be charged against an individual's federal contribution limits under 2 USC 441a. Contributions are VOLUNTARY and refusal to contribute does not affect membership rights. A member may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board's official website www.elections.il.gov  or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.
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