November is here and we are well into the 4th quarter of 2020.
The 2020 local elections are over, and your association has been particularly active getting the voices of our over 500 members heard. Your RPAC dollars were put to work to get our unified message out on key initiatives and supporting candidates who will support these initiatives as well as other issues important to us. Not only did we launch an aggressive marketing campaign using RPAC funds, but GAR also joined forces with Action PAC to further solidify our efforts. I, along with our legislative committee chair, John Duenas, also made the rounds with the local radio stations to promote that.
The GAR legislative committee worked hard to set up a candidate forum with predetermined questions. From there, we established our list of candidates to support and sent our message out. GAR then launched a campaign to advertise candidates we wanted to support and 5 main initiatives important to our industry.
“YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE” campaign was launched on all media platforms and aired up until the election. It was important to get the message out to encourage voting and I thank you all for exercising that right.
Out of the 16 candidates we supported, 9 have been successful in their bid for a senatorial seat in the Guam Legislature. Alternatively, out of the 5 initiatives, one has been signed into law. Our campaign has been a success, but our work is far from being over. RPAC will continue to be a main part of our work. The three main pillars of RPAC are to vote, act and invest. I ask and encourage all of us to do all three. This is your REALTOR® Party working hard for you.
Looking forward, your GAR leadership will continue to ensure that we have a seat as stakeholders for legislation that may be introduced. Our goal is to have a continued working relationship with our lawmakers and other island leaders to promote an effectively led Guam for our future. The pursuit of homeownership is inherent and we at the Guam Association of REALTORS® will continue to advocate a standard of excellence in real estate for our members and the island community.
Be safe and be well
2020 President, Guam Association of REALTORS®
Statement from NAR President Vince Malta
The shocking, senseless death of George Floyd is tragic. Our deepest sympathies are with the Floyd family and other families who understand and feel this pain and grief. Our neighbors in the communities where we work and live across America should feel safe and free from discrimination.
As longtime champions of fair housing, equality and inclusion are among NAR’s most cherished values. NAR is committed to leading the way on policies that address racial injustice and that build safe and inclusive communities. Building the future begins with equal access to housing and opportunity for all.
We appreciate all you do as REALTORS® to listen, learn, and work with others to be a part of the solution. As leaders in your communities, America’s 1.4 million REALTORS® are active participants in promoting equality, inclusion, and acceptance. We welcome your input and thoughts on how we can improve our communities together.
Here is what’s happening in Guam...
COVID-19 CASES IN GUAM: 6,889
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November 27, 2020
Relative to extending the Public Health Emergency declared to respond to novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Executive Order No. 2020-40
November 24, 2020
Governor Lou Leon Guerrero established the Small Business Rent Assistance Grant Program
Executive Order No. 2020-38
October 28, 2020
Relative to the implementation of COVID-19 public health enforcement rules and the extension of the public health emergency.
Executive Order No. 2020-36
October 1, 2020
relative to authorizing the operation of additional businesses and activities during Pandemic Condition of Readiness (PCOR) 1.
Executive Order (EO) No. 2020-35
September 29, 2020
Relative to extending the public health emergency and providing financial assistance to medical and health providers and families of COVID-19 fatalities.
Executive Order (EO) 2020-33
September 20, 2020
Relative to the utilization of quarantive and isolation to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Executive Order (EO) 2020-32
September 17, 2020
> Relative to continuing Stay-at-Home Order.
Executive Order (EO) 2020-31
September 11, 2020
> Relative to extending Stay-at-Home Order until 12:00 p.m. September 18, 2020
Executive Order (EO) 2020-30
September 4, 2020
> Relative to extending the Stay-at-Home order
Executive Order (EO) 2020-29
August 27, 2020
> Relative to extending the public health emergency and modification of the Stay-at-Home Order.
Executive Order (EO) 2020-28
August 21, 2020
> Relative to ordring Guam residents to stop the spread of COVID-19 by staying home.
Executive Order (EO) 2020-27
August 14, 2020
> Relative to placing Guam under Pandemic Condition of Readiness (PCOR) 1 effective at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, August 16, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2020.
Executive Order No. 2020-26
August 7, 2020
> Relative to the implementation of additional safety measures and issuance of temporary teaching certifications during the public health emergency.
Executive Order 2020-25
July 22, 2020
> Relative to the continued suspension of the work search requirement for those receiving federal unemployment benefits, revised restrictions upon entry into Guam, and implementing measures to ensure the safe practice of certain economic activities.
Executive Order 2020-24
July 20, 2020
> On July 19, 2020, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero signed Executive Order (EO) 2020-24. Under EO 2020-24, the public health emergency has been extended until August 29, 2020.
Executive Order 2020-23
June 30, 2020
> Relative to reconstituting the interagency council for coordinating homeless programs, establishing the Office of Homelessness Assistance and Poverty Prevention at the Mayors’ Council of Guam, and providing shelter and protection for unsheltered homeless families and individuals.
Executive Order 2020-22
June 29, 2020
> Relative to extending the public health emergency declared to respond to COVID-19. The public health emergency is now set to expire on July 30, 2020.
Executive Order 2020-21
June 18, 2020
> Relative to addressing the mental health, drug, alcohol, and rehabilitation needs of the Department of Corrections (DOC) through the establishment of the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) Annex.
Executive Order 2020-20
June 5, 2020
> Relative to setting conditions for entry into Guam, permitting limited school operations, and clarification on the occupancy limit.
Executive Order 2020-19
June 2, 2020
> Relative to safely addressing the critical shortage of personal protective equipment necessary for responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Executive Order 2020-18
June 1, 2020
> Relative relative to launching the Guam Small Business Pandemic Assistance Grant Program.
Executive Order 2020-17
June 1, 2020
> Relative to Guam’s launching of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Programs (FPUC).
Executive Order 2020-16
May 28, 2020
> Relative to allowing additional activities during Pandemic Condition of Readiness (PCOR) 2
Executive Order 2020-15
May 15, 2020
> Relative to the extension of the Disaster Relief Program – Prugråman Salåppe’ Ayudon I Taotao application period to June 12, 2020
Executive Order 2020-14
May 8, 2020
> Relative to the declaration of Pandemic Condition of Readiness (PCOR) 2 on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 8 a.m.
Executive Order 2020-13
May 05, 2020
> Would take four immediate steps in increasing transparency with the use of federal funds relative to COVID-19.
Executive Order 2020-12
May 05, 2020
> Establishes Prugråman Salåppe’ Ayudon I Taotao, a direct disaster aid program that will be paid for with the Coronavirus Relief Funds authorized under the CARES Act.
Executive Order 2020-11
April 30, 2020
> Relative to the extension of the public health emergency.
Executive Order 2020-10
April 10, 2020
> Relative to additional social isolation measures. Executive Order No. 2020-10 relative to the reservation of road access for essential business and activities in a public health emergency.
Executive Order 2020-09 :
April 5, 2020
> Relative to additional social isolation measures.
Executive Order 2020-08 :
April 5, 2020
> Relative to establishing COVID-19 Response differential pay policy for employees working in support of the public health emergency.
Executive Order 2020-07 :
March 28, 2020
> Relative to extending the closure of non-essential businesses and facilities to April 13, establishing a moratorium on evictions, clarifying price gouging prohibitions, and providing for telephonic participation in public meetings.
Executive Order 2020-06 :
March 24, 2020
> Relative to the creation of the COVID-19 Unified Response Effort (C.U.R.E.) Action Team and the direct use of health care facilities to provide any and all services necessary to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Executive Order 2020-05 :
March 19, 2020
> Relative to Mandating Social Isolation, Lifting Restrictions on Health Care Licensure, and Clarifying Status of Non-Essential Government of Guam Operations
Executive Order 2020-04 :
March 16, 2020
> Relative to Responding to to Confirmed Cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Executive Order 2020-03 :
March 14, 2020
> Relative to Declaring a State of Emergency to Respond to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)