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2022 VIRTUAL Advocacy Summit

VAS22SharepointBanner950x250.jpg​​Wed., Oct. 19—Fri. Oct. 21.

Advocacy is Everyone's Business. Help us support the 74 million Americans living and working in community associations.
Together, we'll meet with members of Congress and their staff, advocate for federal legislative priorities, and be the voice for community associations.

CAI members, we need you! Come share your industry expertise and personal community association experiences with legislators during these important meetings.

Register today for #CAIsummit22 today​!

CLICK HERE ​​​TO REGISTER FOR FREE​!​​

Deadline to register is Friday, OCTOBER 7​th

VIRTUAL MEETINGS

The 2022 Advocacy Summit is scheduled to be entirely virtual. This 3-day event will consist of opening and closing sessions, and three (3), 30–60-minute meetings with your members of Congress and fellow CAI constituent advocates. These meetings will consist of:

  • Two (2) 30–60-minute meeting with each of your two (2) United States Senators and fellow CAI state constituents.
  • One (1) 30–60-minute meeting with your United States House of Representative and fellow CAI district constituents.

Please ensure that you have a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet connection to attend meetings. This event will be a 2.5-4-hour commitment over the 3-day event.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many congressional offices remain closed to the public, but it is still critical for CAI members to meet with their Representatives and Senators during this important annual event. Your voices are critical – your elected officials want to hear from you about the needs in your community.

What You Need to Know:

​​POLICY PRIORITIES

​​​​CAI's federal priorities for 2022 are:

In addition, we will continue to provide legislator education on the Community Association Housing Model in meetings. 

Priority Issue briefs to come. 

LET CAI SCHEDULE MEETINGS WITH YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

Once you register, the CAI Government Affairs team will schedule your meetings throughout this three-day event with your members of Congress subject to the availability of legislators and their staff. CAI will schedule your meetings with your Representative and two Senators; we will request your meetings based on the address you used to register for the Summit.

If you have a personal relationship with your member and prefer to schedule the meeting, please let us know. Otherwise, you may plan on CAI scheduling your meeting and providing you with the materials necessary to be an effective advocate. You will then receive information about your meetings via email, prior to the Summit, beginning on Monday, October 17th.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ​​

Wednesday, October 19th​
9:00-10:00 AM PST12:00-1:00 AM EST
Opening Sessionwith CAI Staff​
10:30-1:00 PM PST1:30-3:00 PM ESTPotential Meetings with LegislatorsPotential Meeting with your House Representative 
Thursday, October 20th​
7:30-10:00 AM PST10:00 AM-1:00 PM ​ESTPotential Meetings with LegislatorsPotential Meeting with one (1) of y​our Senators
8:00-11:00 AM PST11:00 AM-1:00 PM ESTVirtual Connect! Grab your coffee or a bite to eat and share your experience so far with other advocates! 
10:00 AM-1:00 PM PST1:00-4:00 PM ESTPotential Meetings with LegislatorsPotential Meeting with your House Representative 
Friday, October 21st​
7:30-10:00 AM PST10:00 AM-1:00 PM ESTPotential Meetings with LegislatorsPotential Meeting with one (1) of your Senators
10:00 AM-12:00 PM PST1:00-4:00 PM EST Potential Meetings with LegislatorsPotential Meeting with your House Representative 
1:00-2:00 PM PST4:00-5:00 PM ESTThat's a Wrap!
Closing Session
Grab a cocktail or a bite to eat and join us for closing comments and share your big takeaways! 
Please note that your meetings will only require 2-3 hours of your time over the course of the event. 


RESOURCES AND PREPARATION​​​

CAI staff will provide our attendee advocates with the tools and training to make sure you are a prepared and ​successful advocate! CAI will provide you with an advocate toolkit including— training seminars, to talking points, and meeting information with other advocates, lobbyists, and CAI staff. All you need is an internet connection and a passion for the community association housing model, and we do the rest! Here are a few resources to get you started now!:

CAI's federal priorities for 2022 have been announced! You can start familiarizing yourself with the issues below:

In addition, we will continue to provide legislator education on the Community Association Housing Model in meetings. ​  

  *Still to Come: policy issue briefs and training videos for your meetings with members of Congress.

​​​We Are Looking for Sponsors! 

See CAI's 2022 Virtual Advocacy Summit Event Sponsorship Prospectus here.​

Questions? Check out our FAQ Page here​ or email the CAI Government and Public Affairs team at government@caionline.org.​

Mark your calendar and register today. We will “see" you virtually on October 19th

Contact: government@caionline.org