In an election year, rhetoric heats up and many issues come to the foreground; some have even questioned the long-standing value of American homeownership. To ensure that homeownership, housing and real estate issues are a public policy priority in this country, Realtors® from across the country will rally in Washington, D.C. on May 17 to protect the American dream.
As the leading advocate for homeownership and housing issues, Realtors® want our country’s current and future leaders to understand the vital role real estate plays in both the long- and short-term health of this nation. Realtors® believe that everyone should have the opportunity to pursue the dream of homeownership, and we will fight against obstacles that make it more difficult for people to buy, own and invest real estate.
The Rally to Protect the American Dream will take place in front of the Washington Monument on the morning of May 17 in Washington, D.C. Members of Congress will join Realtors® as they hear from speakers about how homeownership issues affect individuals, communities, small businesses and the nation. The rally will also highlight the important role housing plays in the economic recovery. Approximately 10,000 Realtors® are expected to attend the rally. The rally is also part of NAR’s Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo taking place in Washington May 14-19.
For more information about the Rally to Protect the American Dream, visit www.realtorrally.org.