State Political Coordinator Responsibilities
A State Political Coordinator’s most valuable contribution to TAR is the relationship they develop with their state legislator. In addition to regular contact with the assigned legislator, there are several specific tasks that are required to fulfill the role of Political Coordinator:
Respond to All Calls for Action
Political Coordinators are expected to respond to ALL Calls for Action they receive. As key REALTOR® communicators with the Tennessee General Assembly, Political Coordinators are looked upon as leaders by their REALTOR® colleagues and should lead by example. After responding to a Call for Action, Political Coordinators should also encourage their fellow REALTORS® to do the same.
Advocate on Behalf of all REALTORS® and the REALTOR® Party
The REALTOR® Party is the non-partisan approach to moving forward legislation that is of benefit and value to all REALTORS®. Political Coordinators must be able to remain neutral on the issues and remove their personal bias before advocating on any REALTOR® supported issue 100% of the time. RPAC is an important component of the REALTOR® Party and Political Coordinators should annually invest a minimum of $250 in RPAC.
Contact Assigned General Assembly Member At Least Four Times per Year and Submit Field Reports
Political Coordinators should have a minimum of four (4) personal contacts with their legislator (or staff) per year (meetings, RPAC check deliveries, etc.). Political Coordinators are encouraged, however, to not limit that number to four (4) and should communicate with their assigned legislator as often as possible. Filing a field report after each meeting alerts TAR’s Government Affairs Department that the meeting occurred and follow up may be required.
Assist in the Delivery of RPAC Contributions in a Timely Manner
Political Coordinators are responsible for delivery of RPAC checks as approved by the RPAC State Trustees in person. They should ensure that each check is delivered in person and in a timely manner.
Make Every Effort to Attend REALTOR Day on the Hill Event During the TAR Spring Conference
The Day On the Hill Event in conjunction with the TAR Spring Conference is an important day for REALTOR® advocacy efforts and Political Coordinator participation is vital. Political Coordinators should make an effort to attend this annual event and serve as TAR’s spokesperson in meetings with assigned legislator.
Help Develop a Key Contact Team
Political Coordinators should identify REALTORS® in the district that can assist in their duties, and should notify TAR’s Government Affairs Department of any individuals. The team should be ready to aid the Political Coordinators in any RPAC check deliveries or facilitate a meeting in the Political Coordinator’s absence if necessary.
Participate in Any Available Training
Political Coordinators will be offered training from time to time to better help them fulfill necessary duties of an effective Political Coordinator.
Sign and Return a Pledge Form to TAR
The Pledge is an agreement between the appointed Political Coordinator and TAR. By signing the form, the Political Coordinator agrees to carry out their duties to the best of their ability and acknowledges they can be removed for failure to fulfill the role.
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