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The mission of TREPAC/Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee is to raise and disburse funds to promote home ownership, protect real-property rights, and increase political awareness.

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50% of all Texas REALTORS® worked hard to protect your business by investing in TREPAC last year. Don’t let them carry that burden alone.

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See how Texas REALTORS® Won in the 86th Texas Legislative Session!

By investing in TREPAC we are investing in the candidates who will make the rules that govern how we do business.

Investments = Savings

Click here to see how TREPAC Investments are protecting your bottom line.

Our Impact

Protecting the Real Estate Industry

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The power of the PAC is strong…but we need your continued support.

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TREPAC Newsletter – July 2019

This month we celebrated Independence Day. It’s a time when we all come together as a nation.  In that spirit, let’s also celebrate all the diverse and affiliated groups that make the American Dream of homeownership possible! There is no limit to what we can accomplish when we work together.

As you know, we had an outstanding legislative session this year. To honor those legislators who made it possible, Texas REALTORS® announced legislators who made it into the 86th Texas Legislature Hall of Fame.

We have several important deadlines coming up that I want to make sure are on your radar:

  • September 9th – 2019 Spirit of TREPAC Award nominations are due.
  • September 20th – TREPAC Video Contest Entries are due.
  • September 30th – Investments for the 2019 TREPAC year are due.

As we get closer to the September deadline for 2019 investments, I want to remind everyone about the Chairman’s Challenge:

Lead by example with 100% TREPAC participation for all Texas REALTOR® committees. Committees that achieve this goal will receive special recognition at PAC Orientation/BOLC in October 2019.

Keep up the good work Texas REALTORS® and keep your eye on the prize, as we work towards our goal of raising $5.5 million, and 55% participation!

Remember, everything is possible with TREPAC!


Texas Legislative Update:

REALTOR® wins and champions in the 86th Texas Legislature

Texas REALTORS® worked with lawmakers during the 2019 legislative session to earn several successes on behalf of real estate consumers.

Check out the July issue of Texas REALTOR® magazine to see which lawmakers were named to the 86th Texas Legislature Hall of Fame for their support of your industry.

Visit texasrealesate.com/legislativerecap to download a booklet of this year’s real estate wins at the Texas Capitol.


Elections Update

The legislative session ended on May 27, and now it’s time to start thinking about 2020 elections.

Your PAC Trustees and Political Involvement Committee will begin meeting as we gear up for the March 2020 primaries. It’s crucial for us to provide early support for candidates who have supported our issues. Now is the time for local associations to begin conducting candidate interviews and submitting your recommendations for TREPAC support.

Get involved early!

Important Election Dates:

2019 General Election (Municipal elections and Constitutional Amendments)

  • Oct. 21 – First day of early voting
  • Nov. 1 – Last day of early voting
  • Nov. 5 – Election Day

2020 Primary

  • Dec. 9, 2019 – Filing deadline for candidates
  • Feb. 18, 2020 – First day of early voting
  • Feb. 28 – Last day of early voting
  • March 3 – Primary election day

2020 Primary Runoff

  • May 18 – First day of early voting
  • May 22 – Last day of early voting
  • May 26 – Primary runoff election day

Spirit of TREPAC Awards

The Spirit of TREPAC Award is given to Texas REALTORS® who have exhibited excellence in one or more of the P.A.C. criteria at the local level during the year.

Do you know a REALTOR® who has gone above and beyond for TREPAC this year? 

Give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for a 2019 Spirit of TREPAC Award. 

Recipients will be recognized at TREPAC/GA Orientation and in the November Texas REALTOR® magazine. For full information and a nomination form, click here.


$50for50

In celebration of RPACs 50th Anniversary this year, we are asking Texas REALTORS® to invest a minimum of $50! 

Think of it this way … pick five issues that are important to your business. Are they worth protecting for only $10 each?

Look at the return on your investment just from this legislative session alone! 

But we cannot stop there. We must continue to work hard to ensure that the next time the Legislature is in session we have the right people representing us. Did you know that proposals were discussed throughout session that would be detrimental to REALTORS® and our industry? That’s why it’s critical for us to have officials in place who oppose harmful real estate proposals.


AE Corner:

NEWS ALERT:  Please send TREPAC checks to PO Box 2246 Austin, TX 78768-2246, effective immediately. To help ease the transition, click here for an updated address label template which can be printed on Avery 5160 label paper.

  • If you would like information about sending money to TREPAC via Ecommerce, please email Andrea Friedman at afriedman@texasrealtors.com
  • If you would like information about sending money to Texas REALTORS® via Ecommerce, please email Susan Chichester at schichester@texasrealtors.com

AUCTION ALERT: TREPAC will have a last chance online auction before the end of the fundraising year. This year, the auction items will be available to view in person at the TREPAC Night at the Stockyards event on Saturday, September 14, but all bidding will take place online. Look for more details coming soon.

The end of the 3rd quarter of the TREPAC year is just around the corner and it’s time to audit your fundraising efforts to ensure your members are being recognized appropriately! Visit the AE Dashboard to view 2019 pledge information along with your current fundraising progress.

The AE Dashboard is a great tool specially designed to offer all the information AEs need to gather investment-level TREPAC data and make 2019 an even better year!

Contact Andrea Friedman for help or questions concerning the AE Dashboard.

Silent Auction Items

It’s time to donate items for the TREPAC silent auction held during the Texas REALTORS® Conference in September!

Credit for donated items will go to the donating association and the highest bidder. You may request a reimbursement for the purchase of your item by submitting a TREPAC Corporate Reimbursement form.

Send us a description

Please submit details of your auction item to Madeline Curry by close of business Friday, September 6. To have your auction item featured early on the auction website, submit your item details by Friday, July 19.

Ship your donated item

Items may be shipped to the Texas REALTORS® office at 1115 San Jacinto Blvd, Ste 200, Austin, TX 78701 by Wednesday, September 4.

Want to drop off the item?

Drop-off is available at the Texas REALTORS® office weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Monday, September 9.

How to bid

Items will be on display during the TREPAC Night at the Stockyards event during the Texas REALTORS® Conference. However, bids will only be accepted online from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 14.

For more information contact Madeline Curry at mcurry@texasrealtors.com


TREPAC Video Contest

Lights, camera, action!

The TREPAC video contest is back by popular demand!

Submit your best TREPAC commercial by September 20 to enter the TREPAC Video Contest and you could be a star and win $500!

Now is your chance for stardom in your very own commercial while showing support for private-property rights! Enter a funny or persuasive TREPAC video starring you and some of your closest REALTOR® friends.

Your video will be played and voted on at TREPAC/GA Orientation in October, then posted to TREPAC.com  to help promote our message.

Click here to view last year’s winner!

How to enter

  • Shoot a 60-second video showing your support for TREPAC.
  • Include the TREPAC logo and disclaimer. (Get those elements here.) You can also add your local association’s logo at the end.
  • Upload your video to YouTube with an unlisted link.
  • Submit your entry to Dallas Reed at dreed@texasrealtors.com
  • Deadline for entries: September 20, 2019.

Click here to view all last year’s videos: http://www.trepac.com/videos/

Questions? Contact Dallas Reed at dreed@texasrealtors.com


Fundraiser of the Month

The Abilene Association of REALTORS® held their 2nd ever Major Investor Event, and it was a huge success, raising $11,331!

TREPAC Chairman Deborah Spangler and TREPAC Second Vice Chair Bill Evans were there to pump up the crowd and speak about the importance of bumping up to the next level. In all, they brought in several new Major Investors, two President’s Circle members, and their first Hall of Fame member!

The Abilene Association is really blazing a trail in West Texas, so much so that even “John Wayne” showed up to provide a little entertain for all the pilgrims who made the “TREC” down the trail to the event.

Great job Abilene! Remember no board is too big or too small to host a Major Investor Event!


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Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE:

Texas REALTORS® Conference

September 12-15

Fort Worth, Texas

Register Here: http://texasrealtorsconference.com

SAVE THE DATE:

TREPAC Night at the Stockyards

Tickets on sale with your conference registration http://texasrealtorsconference.com


TREPAC Night at the Stockyards

For those attending the Texas REALTORS® Conference in Fort Worth this year, make sure to attend TREPAC Night at the Stockyards! This amazing event will be held on September 14th from 6:30-10 p.m. Attendees will enjoy a BBQ dinner, drink tickets, line dancing, and a photo op with a live longhorn. You’ll even have the chance to ride a mechanical bull! The ticket price for this event will be credited toward your 2019 TREPAC investment.

Over 200 tickets have already been sold, so don’t miss out!

If you have already registered for the conference and still need to purchase a ticket, contact Anna Toj at atoj@texasrealtors.com or 512.370.2121

Buy your tickets when you register online for Conference at TexasRealtorsConference.com.


Chairmen’s Challenge


Home Stretch

The 2019 TREPAC Year ends September 30, but there is still plenty of time to invest!

We had an amazing legislative session thanks to a strong PAC and, to you, Texas REALTORS®.

Use this video to help spread the word about all the things we do to ensure our industry, Texas REALTORS®, and consumers are protected!

The 2020 primaries are just around the corner. We need the right people in office to ensure the real estate industry and private property rights are safe.

Help us finish the year strong!


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