As we celebrate the holiday season and get ready to ring in the New Year, 42 states are about to begin their respective legislative sessions. If you followed our 12 Days of Advocacy campaign, you’re up to date on the legislative efforts CAI makes year-round and the numerous ways you can advocate for your community association. In 2018, CAI tracked 1,400 state bills and 800 local bills.
CAI’s state legislative action committees (LACs) work tirelessly throughout each state’s legislative session to ensure community association issues are heard by legislators. They work nonstop pursuing specific legislation to support community associations and fighting legislation that isn’t in associations’ best interests.
LACs represent the interests of CAI members on state legislative, regulatory, and amicus curiae activities relevant to the creation, governance, management, and operation of community associations. It is important for your LACs to have grassroots support from you to support their advocacy efforts. Legislators want to hear from their constituents on these issues, and we want to be the first call a legislator’s office makes when a bill impacting our industry hits their desk. CAI supports effective legislation and regulation that ensures community association housing is developed, maintained, governed, and managed with sound public policy objectives and standards that protect homeowners, volunteer board members, management, and the community association.
We hope you will answer the calls to action in 2019. It doesn’t take much to advocate. Through technology, CAI can easily connect you to your elected officials. Here’s how it works:
- LAC volunteers craft messages to emphasize the importance and effect of legislation.
- CAI provides a fully-editable template message—phone, email, or social networking—that you can personalize. Or, you can choose to simply enter your information and click “send.”
In as little as 30 seconds, you can become an advocate for your community. By advocating together, we are stronger, and our unified voice is louder.
Thank you in advance for taking action! Follow @CAIAdvocacy on Twitter for the latest information on our community association legislative accomplishments. If you are interested in learning more about our advocacy efforts, visit http://www.caionline.org/advocacy.
Phoebe E. Neseth, Esq.
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