As we near the end of the year, the CAI government and public affairs team is proud to announce its many successes. We achieved amicus wins, and legislative victories, and hosted a successful advocacy summit, thanks to the hard work of our dedicated volunteers.
To date in 2023, more than 15,000 passionate advocates sent nearly 40,000 messages to state and federal legislators to show their unwavering support for the community association housing model. Their tireless efforts inspired almost 5,000 of their industry colleagues to join in our advocacy. We look forward to another season of positive change.
CAI hosted its first in-person Advocacy Summit in three years. Over 120 advocates from 25 states and Washington, D.C., gathered in November to promote the community association housing model with their members of Congress for the first time since the pandemic.
Legislative Action Committees
In 2023, CAI’s Legislative Action Committees (LAC)s experienced another busy year. These committee members monitored 2,200 pieces of state legislation, educated lawmakers, and represented the interests of those living and working in community associations. Each committee comprises homeowner leaders, community managers, and business partners who graciously volunteer.
Government and Public Affairs Committee
This committee, consisting of 20 distinguished advocacy leaders across the country, developed and updated public policy best practices. Through their expertise and guidance, this committee contributed significantly to the advancement of policies that promote the greater good of the community association housing model. Their commitment to excellence ensured the best practices are implemented and followed across the country.
Federal Legislative Action Committee
This committee of 14 advocacy leaders worked diligently to secure federal support for our priorities. Committee members held discussions with representatives from key federal offices, including members of the Senate and House of Representatives, advocating on CAI’s initiatives including condominium safety legislation and regulations, corporate transparency reporting requirements, and disaster assistance fairness. This group made significant progress on our federal priorities throughout the year.
CAI’s advocacy accomplishments would not be possible without the hard work of our advocates and committee members. Their unmatched commitment has given us so much to be grateful for, and we’re anxiously awaiting the 2024 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!