Summer is finally here and with it comes BBQs, pool parties, Fourth of July bashes, and more! Summer is also the perfect time to connect with your Members of Congress, who spend more time in their home districts during the summer when Congress is in recess.

Community events are perfect opportunities to invite your legislators to come and see the great things about your community, meet constituents and learn about the issues facing all community association residents. Members of Congress are most influenced by citizens who live in their home districts. You and your community can make a difference!

CAI has made it easy to invite your legislators with Congress in Your Community. Tell us about your community events in the form below (or click here) and we’ll take care of the rest! CAI will invite your legislators and send resources to your community for you to pass along to your elected officials.

Success from Congress in Your Community 2017

Last year, Park Potomac Place, a condominium community in Potomac, Maryland, invited Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) to their 9th Annual Ice Cream Social for charity. Rep. Raskin and his staffers attended to learn about the community and meet constituents; he even donated lunch with him on Capitol Hill! Park Potomac Place spoke with Rep. Raskin about the inequality community associations face by FEMA in the wake of natural disasters and provided him with materials about the Disaster Relief Equity Act of 2017 (H.R. 3238).

Later in 2017, CAI took advocates to meet with Rep. Raskin on Capitol Hill as a part of CAI’s Advocacy Summit, he remembered the advocate he met at the event and went on to become a co-sponsor of H.R. 3238. Your community can have just as much of an impact on your legislators! We strongly encourage you to submit your community events to Congress in Your Community and see what a difference your community can make.

If you have questions about Congress in Your Community, comment below or contact us directly at government@caionline.org.

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Megan Newman

Government & Public Affairs Analyst at Community Associations Institute
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