As we approach the end of another year, CAI’s government and public affairs team finds itself with a cornucopia of success. From amicus wins to legislative victories to a first-ever virtual advocacy summit, the hard work of CAI’s growing network of dedicated volunteers is truly a blessing.
In 2022 alone, more than 11,000 advocates sent nearly 30,000 messages to state and federal legislators in support of the community association housing model. These dedicated individuals also involved more than 5,000 of their industry colleagues in advocacy this year. We look forward to another amazing legislative season with our grassroots advocates.
Virtual Advocacy Summit
In October, CAI hosted its first-ever virtual summit. Over the course of three days, we welcomed more than 200 advocates who met with 75 congressional offices to promote CAI‘s federal priorities. This endeavor would not be possible without the strong voices of advocates in each of the 27 states represented.
Legislative Action Committees
In 2022, CAI’s legislative action committees experienced a unique year. These committee members monitor state legislation, educate lawmakers, and protect the interests of those living and working in community associations. Each committee comprises homeowner leaders, community managers, and representatives from community association business partners who graciously volunteer their time. This year, 113 of these members nationwide reached their 10-year term limit. We look forward to the new cohort of LAC members in all 36 states.
Government and Public Affairs Committee
In the past year, the committee has successfully passed two new public policies. The first, about accessory dwelling units, was adopted in February. The second, regarding the display of political and noncommercial signs, was adopted last month. Both were the result of exceptionally hard work from the committee and subcommittees and provide integral guidance to community associations across the country.
Federal Legislative Action Committee
The committee has worked diligently to garner federal support for our priorities in 2022. Members helped discuss CAI’s condominium safety legislative and regulatory initiatives with representatives from several key federal offices, including members of the Senate, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Department of Housing and Urban Development, the House Financial Services Committee, and the White House. The group has successfully progressed our federal priorities throughout the year.
CAI’s advocacy accomplishments would not be possible without the hard work and commitment of each of our advocates and committee members. Their unmatched commitment has given us so much to be grateful for, and we are anxiously awaiting the start of the 2023 legislative season.
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From all of us at from CAI’s government and public affairs department, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving!