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NAR’s talking points for Legislative Meetings

The 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo represents an important opportunity for REALTORS® to meet with their U.S. Senators and Representatives and communicate the issues critical to their businesses, communities and the consumers they represent.

NAR is holding a virtual town hall on Wednesday, May 8 at 2 p.m. EDT to address any questions REALTORS® may have about the talking points. You can register for the webinar here.

While these tools are geared toward those traveling to DC in May, they can be extremely helpful for all REALTOR® advocacy efforts. Please refer to the NC REALTORS® Hill Visits schedule for more information on our specific meetings with North Carolina Senators and Representatives.

 


Attending REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo? We’ve pulled together an exclusive collection of information and important NC REALTORS® events to attend. Please use the information listed below to help plan your trip. We look forward to seeing everyone May 13-18 in Washington, D.C.

President Trump Addresss

FROM NAR:

We welcome the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, to our conference.  His involvement underscores the importance of real estate and the role REALTORS® play in selling the American Dream of property ownership.

Following is important information you need to know about the President’s address:

  • The President’s address will start at 2:00pm on Friday, May 17 in the Marriott Ballroom at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Entry to the Ballroom will be on the Mezzanine Level, not the Lobby Level.
  • The doors on the Mezzanine Level will open at 11:00am; all attendees will be required to go through metal detectors.  The Secret Service will be overseeing security screening.  Attendees are not permitted to line up before Friday morning.
  • Only registered members with a conference attendee badge are permitted to attend; no guests are allowed inside the room. Entry is first come, first served; seating is limited due to security. Attendees must follow seating directions by security when inside room.
  • No saving of place in the security line or saving of seats inside the ballroom will be allowed.
  • Mobile phones and compact cameras are allowed.  No laptops or other devices will be permitted.
  • The following items are prohibited:

o   Aerosols
o   Ammunition and firearms
o   Animals other than service/guide animals
o   Backpacks and large bags (small bags are permitted)
o   Balloons, signs, posters
o   Drones
o   Explosives
o   Coolers
o   Food and drinks (water stations will be available)
o   Glass, thermal or metal containers
o   Laser Pointers
o   Mace/pepper spray
o   Packages
o   Selfie Sticks
o   Toy guns
o   Weapons of any kind
o   Any other items determined to be a potential safety hazard
o   Surrendered items will not be returned.

  • No items may be distributed to other attendees waiting in line.
  • Once you get in the security line, if you exit the line for any reason, you will need to go to the back of the line. There are no exceptions.
  • Once you go through metal detectors and enter the ballroom, if you leave for any reason, you will need to go to the back of the line and may not be able to reenter if the room reaches capacity. After 1:30pm, all reentry will be prohibited. There are no exceptions.
  • The President’s address will be live streamed at https://www.nar.realtor/realtors-legislative-meetings-livestream (live at 1:30pm on Friday) and in onsite overflow rooms: Thurgood Marshall SW in the Marriott and Regency Ballroom in the Omni. The event will also be streamed at WhiteHouse.gov.
  • Please be aware that the Park Tower elevator in the Marriott across the street from the Omni will be unavailable Friday morning from 6:00am until after the President’s address. The Marriott can be accessed at the 24th Street entrance or the hotel’s front entrance.
  • Schedule and room location changes to meetings on Friday have been updated on the app and at Legislative.realtor.  The app (NAR Legislative) is the best resource onsite for the current schedule and room locations. Following is a high level list of changes:

o  State Caucuses have either been cancelled or moved to earlier in the day; please contact your state representative for details.
o  Regional Caucuses will take place as scheduled after the address; Region 13 is moved to Marshall Thurgood NE.
o  Your NAR Your Way has moved to Thursday from 3:30-5:00pm.
o  Association Management Roundtables, Local President/President-Elect Roundtables, State Presidents/State Presidents-Elect Information Exchange, and Mediation/Ombudsman Information Exchange have been cancelled.
o  The three Leadership Express Sessions originally scheduled on Friday afternoon have been moved up to Friday morning, 9:00-10:30am.

Contact CONVINFO@realtors.org with any questions.

Thank you for making this a secure and smooth event. Please be respectful to each other and all of our guests and attendees.

Talking Points

Please review and download the talking points prior to your arrival in DC, to help you deliver NAR’s message to your Members of Congress during your Hill Visits in May.

NAR is focusing their advocacy this year on demonstrating the REALTOR® brand to elected officials through the “That’s Who We R” campaign. The Talking Points presented are broadly focused on important issue priorities and showing the way that REALTORS® go above and beyond to improve the lives of their clients, consumers, and their communities.

NC REALTORS® is completing work on talking point summaries which provide direct examples of the impact of the talking points in North Carolina. These will be posted on Thursday, May 9.

Webcast: NAR's Virtual Town Hall

On May 8, 2019, NAR will conduct a Town Hall Meeting for REALTORS® who plan to attend the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. Shannon McGahn, NAR’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, and Tracy Kasper, NAR’s 2019 Vice President of Advocacy will be discussing the new NAR Advocacy Group structure; and preparing you for meetings with members of Congress during the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. Shannon and Tracy will also help you tell YOUR story to Congress, and let our policymakers know who REALTORS® are and what we care about. Shannon, Tracy, and NAR’s federal policy staff will also be available to answer live questions submitted by the attendees.

REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR

NC REALTORS® Events

Hill Visits* 
Wednesday, May 15
This is your opportunity to meet directly with your Members of Congress and tell them about the important issues facing your business and industry. Check the schedule above for the meeting times with your Representative and Senators.

Please note, Congressman David Price, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx and Congressman Patrick McHenry require an RSVP to knash@ncrealtors.org before attending.

*Please note that times of meetings with legislators are subject to change. You can always access the most recent version by clicking on the Hill Visits link above and refreshing your browser window.

NC REALTORS® Congressional ReceptionWednesday, May 15, 4-6pm
Bullfeathers, 410 First St. SE
After a long day of advocating for important REALTOR® priorities on Capitol Hill, join NC REALTORS® at the annual Congressional Reception at Bullfeathers on Capitol Hill. We will be joined by many of our Congressional delegation, as well as key staffers and other invited guests. All NC REALTORS® attending the NAR Legislative Meetings are invited and encouraged to attend.

Region 4 ReceptionThursday, May 16, 6-7pm
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Ambassador Ballroom, Lower Level
Join our friends from Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee for the Region 4 reception.

Region 4 Caucus, Friday, May 17, 4-5:30pm
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Ambassador Ballroom, Lower Level
For a recap of our week in D.C., plus a look at key issues facing our industry and in particular our states, join our Region 4 peers for the Caucus.

Social Media Tools

Coming Soon!

Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Download the agendas for the various NAR committee meetings for the 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.

Real Estate Activity Reports by Congressional District: 116th Congress

Download the key real estate statistics and home buying activity reports by state and district.

Find Your Elected Official

Visit our REALTOR® Party Campaign Services page to find your state and federal elected officials.



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