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C.A.R.'s success in the legislative and political arenas depends largely on the participation of individual members. You can make a difference in many ways. We need you to step up and take action.

You contributions make a difference in our industry. Below are the many ways you get involved.

 

More information to come

Leg Day 2018


 

For more info about Legislative Day 2020, please contact:

DeAnn Kerr at deannk@car.org or 1 (800) 337-9285

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VOTE - ACT - CONTRIBUTE

We are the REALTOR® PARTY OF CALIFORNIA, a committed movement of real estate professionals fighting to keep the dream of homeownership alive in California and throughout the country. We value homeownership, private property rights, free enterprise and a responsive government.

Presidential Election November 3, 2020

Voter Registration deadline October 19, 2020

I am the REALTOR® Party of California and I Vote!

California REALTORS® cannot afford to ignore what occurs in the halls of government because Real Estate is one of the most regulated industries at the local, state and federal level. This is why every REALTOR® needs to be counted on Election Day! Please remember to go and vote there is to much at stake to sit on the sidelines.

When REALTORS® are engaged in the electoral process, elected officials listen to our concerns. 

Make your VOICE heard!
Register to Vote!

From our city halls to Washington D.C., our elected officials are making decisions that impact REALTORS® and their clients. Through the support of our members, the REALTOR® PARTY OF CALIFORNIA will continue to represent our industry's interests. As a member of the REALTOR® PARTY OF CALIFORNIA, you will:

  1. Register to vote online here. If you are not currently registered to vote, to request a paper voter registration application be mailed to you, please call (800) 345-VOTE(8683). Paper Voter registration forms are also available at  your county elections office, library, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, or U.S. post office.

  2. Vote by mail. A Vote by Mail Application can be found here. Registered voters can also apply for an absentee ballot by mail. Applications must be returned to your county elections official. Find the address for your county here.

  3. Voter registration deadline is October 19, 2020.

REALTOR® Party of California: We don't tell you who to vote for, we just want you to vote!

  For more information, please click on the field rep tab.

Updated: May 2020

 

Invite a C.A.R. Government Affairs Field Rep to your office or association! 

Government Affairs Field representatives are available to visit you, your office, or your local association. They can provide you with important information on how to promote and get politically involve, as well as assist in developing a local strategy to increase member participation in local government issues.

Contact your field rep today!

Matthew Bunch

Matthew Bunch
matthewb@car.org
(559) 707-5652 

Amador County, Calaveras County, Central Valley, El Dorado County, Fresno, Kings County, Lassen, Lodi, Madera, Mariposa County, Mammoth Lakes, Merced County, Nevada County, Oroville, Paradise, Placer County, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra North Valley, Siskiyou, South Tahoe, Sutter Yuba, Tahoe Sierra, Tehama, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Yolo County


 

Robyn Spiller

Robyn Spiller
robyns@car.org
(714) 336-0342

California Desert Comm., Greater San Diego, Idyllwild, Imperial County, Inland Valleys, Inland Gateway, North San Diego, Orange County, Pacific Southwest, Palm Springs, Southwest Riverside, Tri-Counties

 


 

Sean Bellach

Sean Bellach
seanb@car.org
(707) 217-1441

Bay East, Bridge AOR, Coastal Mendocino, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Delta, Humboldt, Lake County, Marin, Monterey County, North Bay, North San Luis Obispo, Northern Solano, Pismo Coast, San Benito County, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Scenic Coast, Silicon Valley, Solano

 

 

Christy HayekChristy Hayek
christyh@car.org
(732) 682-2996

Arcadia, Beverly Hills/Greater LA, Bakersfield, Burbank, Conejo Simi Moorpark, East Valley, Glendale, Inglewood, Kern River/Lake Isabella, Lompoc, Malibu, Ojai Valley, Pasadena Foothills, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez Valley, Southland Regional, Southwest Los Angeles, Tehachapi Area, Ventura County Coastal

 

 

 

Our fifth Field Rep position is currently vacant. Please contact Monica Burns at monicab@car.org or (213) 739-8205 for assistance with the following associationsAlliance of Orange Co., Big Bear, Citrus Valley, Downey, Greater Antelope Valley, High Desert, Joshua Tree Gateway, Laguna Beach, Montebello, Newport Beach, Pacific West, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Southeast, Ridgecrest, Rim O’the World, South Bay, West San Gabriel Valley

 


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DeAnn Kerr
Member Mobilization Consultant
Phone: (800) 337-9285
Email: deannk@car.org

 

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If you are not already on the distribution list for C.A.R.'s FREE Virtual Advocate e-mail newsletter, please sign up now. C.A.R. will send this FREE e-mail update to you every other Friday. Packed with the latest information and updates on the most important happenings in politics and government, this is a must for any REALTOR® who wants to stay informed. The newsletter reports on important developments in politics, legislation and public policy that affect the real industry. Issues are reported from Washington D.C., Sacramento and localities throughout California.

Please send an email, marked "sign-up" to Rick Laezman at 
richardl@car.org, and he will make sure you start receiving this important newsletter. See the latest edition of the Virtual Advocate newsletter.Members of C.A.R.'s public policy and political affairs committees, PAC Trustees, Local Association Executive Officers and Government Affairs Directors, Key Contacts and Federal Coordinators, and Legislative Liaisons automatically receive this newsletter. If you are one of the above there is no need for you to sign up. 

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One of the most important services organized real estate provides is representation in the halls of government. REALTOR® Action Fund (RAF) raises money to advance the goals of our REALTOR® political action committees (PACs) at the local, state, and federal levels of government. RAF supports and/or opposes candidates for elected office who understand, or don't understand, REALTOR® Issues. Support RAF today!

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Housing for California is an initiative of the California Association of REALTORS® to support policies that help Californians live and work in the same community. Click here for more information. 

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Recent Legal Developments

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