State Political Coordinators
State Political Coordinators (SPC) play an important role in the grassroots and advocacy efforts of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR). Each member that serves in this role is tasked with cultivating a relationship and educating their member of the Legislature with respect to the issues important to the real estate industry and homeownership. If you wish to become an SPC, please read the following manual carefully, and send the application to your Local Association for recommendation.
To that end, each SPC agrees to perform the following duties: 1. Advocate on Behalf of all REALTORS®:
The REALTOR® Party is the non-partisan approach to supporting legislation and issues that benefit all REALTORS®, homeowners, and private property rights. SPCs must be prepared to remain neutral and remove their personal bias on the issues in order to advocate on behalf of REALTOR® Party-supported issues. 2. Maintain Contact with the Assigned Legislator:
SPCs are expected to keep in contact with their legislator throughout the year. 3. Respond to and Promote all MAR Calls for Action:
SPCs are expected to respond to all MAR Calls for Action they receive. SPCs are looked upon as leaders by their REALTOR® colleagues and should lead by example. After responding to a Call for Action, SPCs should encourage their fellow REALTORS® to do the same. 4. File Field Reports:
Following each interaction with their Legislator, the SPC must file a field report with MAR. Filing a field report after each meeting alerts MAR lobbying, government affairs, and RPAC staff (if a check delivery was part of the interaction) that the meeting occurred.
(For current SPCs, Please file your Field Reports HERE
). 5. Utilize and Deliver RPAC contributions:
In coordination with MAR and Mass RPAC, the SPC may be asked to deliver in-district RPAC checks in accordance with Massachusetts state law. In the event that an SPC will deliver an RPAC check to her or her legislator, the state association will notify the respective local association, which may participate in the delivery or presentation. 6. Attend REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill.
All SPCs are encouraged to attend REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill, and to encourage REALTOR® colleagues to do the same. 7. Participate in training as required.