Each day, decisions affecting the authority for community associations
are decided. These decisions are made by legislatures, agencies and courts in
local, state and federal jurisdictions. As the national advocate for community
associations, Community Associations Institute (CAI) is committed to
encouraging the active participation of community association advocates in
helping define community association law and policy.
As part of our commitment to advocacy, CAI provides guidance
to develop advocates as well as the tools to maximize their effectiveness. All
such efforts reflect CAI’s dedication to representing the government and public
affairs interests of CAI members.
Advocating may seem daunting for those new to the world of
advocacy. However, with proper guidance and practice anyone can become an
effective advocate. This section will help you develop your testimony and
skills at advocating. Please use these tips whether you are testifying in front
of a committee, meeting with an official or staff in person, or writing your
official or presenting written testimony.