Advocacy Report – July 12

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Advocacy Report – July 12

July 2020

As our communities stabilize from the unparalleled past couple of months, our attention turns to the future. Mainly, the 2020 Primary and General Elections. The SPAAR Advocacy Team has been working to increase awareness of issues within our communities, inform of election procedures, and expand membership involvement. As we grow closer to the fall, those efforts will continue and progress.


In early July, SPAAR sent out a voter registration Call to Action to unregistered REALTOR® members, with another reminder going out to all members in September. In the coming months, SPAAR will continue efforts to Get Out the Vote (GOTV) in the hopes of increasing voter turnout in the Primary Election, on August 11, and the General Election, on November 3.


For more information on the 2020 Elections, please visit or contact the SPAAR Advocacy Team with any questions.


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West Metro News

  • New renter protections are now in place in the City of Minneapolis that change credit screening practices and criminal screening criteria and limit security deposits. MAR was active throughout the ordinance development process and a significant number of its suggested changes were included in the ordinance. MAR is also part of a cross-sector committee that is guiding implementation of the ordinance. The changes took effect June 1, 2020 for owners of buildings with at least 15 units and will take effect on December 1, 2020 for owners of buildings with less than 15 units. Please use these resources to educate yourself and others about these changes: Informational flyerNews ReleaseApplicant screening criteriaSecurity deposit limitations.

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Member Updates

If you have an issue in your community that needs the attention of REALTORS®, please reach out to Vice President of Advocacy & Community Engagement Joe McKinley or Government Affairs Director Becky Wegscheid.


The work of the REALTOR® Party relies on your investment in the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC.)


Click here to learn about RPAC’s non-partisan advocacy for homeowners and the real estate industry.


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