On October 27, 2020, we were made aware of the inappropriate action by the SVO of uploading a racist political campaign image to their website. This inflammatory message is totally unacceptable and does not represent the values of the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS®. We strive to maintain a culture that fosters inclusiveness for all.
While we had no knowledge or involvement in the posting of this photo, SCCAOR is a contributor to the SVO PAC at a level that met the legal threshold for REALTORS® to be listed on the disclaimer for all of their campaign materials. Our contribution to the SVO PAC does not represent a policy statement, but rather support for candidates that have a proven track record of supporting housing for people of all income levels.
SCCAOR members and all REALTORS® abide by a strict code of ethics that calls on us to respect all individuals and to not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity. REALTORS® have consistently been and will continue to be champions and a voice for fair housing and equality.