Advocacy

Representing the Mortgage Industry

We are actively working on the Super Priority Lien issue to ensure that clarity is brought to the matter and that first deeds of trust are safe, and the process of HOA foreclosure is fair to all parties. Many other advocacy issues are on the agenda for this year and the years to come. We look forward to working with all of our advocacy donors to push for their issues of importance.

Meet Your Lobbyist – Grassroots & Grasstops Advocacy

Marcus Conklin - LobbyistMarcus Conklin
Chief Lobbyist for NMLA
Strategies 360
Former Majority Leader of the NV Assembly

When achieving your goal requires swaying powerful decision-makers, you need to activate grassroots support and the grasstops opinion leaders that drive that support. Strategies 360 is a leader in grassroots and grasstops advocacy in the West and beyond. Strategies 360 has assembled a top team of professionals who have relationships with local, state and national decision-makers and their advisors. They generate strong support by identifying, educating and activating local support among elected officials’ constituents.

Support Your Industry – Advocacy Fund

Our legislative efforts are funded by donations to the NMLA Advocacy Fund. Advocacy Fund donations are NOT tax-deductible.

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Lend Your Voice – Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA)

Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA)

MAA IS FREE, nonpartisan, and open to all professionals who work in the real estate finance industry! Speak directly with your members of Congress, state legislators and federal regulators about the impact of proposed legislation or regulations with the Mortgage Action Alliance, Inc.® (MAA). This voluntary, non-partisan and free nationwide grassroots lobbying network of real estate finance industry professionals, affiliated with the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), is dedicated to strengthening the industry’s voice and lobbying power in Washington, DC and state capitals across America.

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Get Your Company Involved – Advocacy Advisory Council

Employees of a company contributing an Advocacy Commitment of $10,000 or $15,000 (depending on organization size) for two years will have a seat on the Advocacy Advisory Council. That seat will be eligible for election to the Chair position which has voting rights on the Board of Governors. An Advocacy commitment to the NMLA, of $5,000 or more (based on company size), is granted full membership for the corporate entity and all employees to the NMLA and all associated member benefits for the current calendar year. Advocacy funds received at any time during 2015 do include NMLA membership through December 31, 2015.

Additional benefits include:

  • Maximum of two company individuals to sit on the Advocacy Advisory Council (AAC). The council’s self-elected chair, from a company that commits $10,000 or more, maintains a voting seat on the NMLA Board of Governors.
  • Advocacy Advisory Council members may participate in open meetings of the NMLA Board of Governors which include audio access for remote participation. All meetings of the NMLA Board of Governors are recorded and Advocacy Advisory Council members will be granted access to all recorded open meetings. Additionally NMLA Board of Governors meetings will have minutes transcribed with distribution to NMLA Advocacy Advisory Council members.

Advocacy donors are the heart of the NMLA, and the organization wants to ensure that the issues that are most important to our donors are heard. The AAC is the compass of the organizations advocacy efforts. Input from the ACC and its Chair will determine which issues are our top priorities and how best to advocate for those positions.

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