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Advocacy Summit Information and Advocate Training

​​ We are excited to see you on Tuesday, May 8, for CAI's Advocacy Summit. In preparation for the Summit, the Government and Public Affairs team put together a series of short videos to prepare you for your day on the Hill. These videos highlight the agenda for the day, background on the issues we are advocating, and what to expect and ask at the meetings. If you have additional questions, please reach out to us at with the subject “Advocacy Summit" and we will get back to you shortly. 

What to expect on Tuesday


Find out how your day will pan out. Learn more:'s Advocate Guide.


Community Association Model of Housing 


Hear how to share the basics and benefits of community associations to help connect with your legislator. Learn more: .




A lot of money is wrapped up in the housing finance system, and it is now left to Congress to reform. Worried? Us too. Ask your legislators if they intend to make the new system relatively easy to get an FHA-insured mortgage or match current lending requirements of FHA and will the new system protect state laws that assist associations from bad lending decisions. Learn more: .


Equity in Disaster Relief


Community associations are not eligible for emergency relief following a natural disaster. Will your legislator support equity in disaster relief by making community associations eligible for support? Learn more: .


Flood Insurance


What's all the controversy over the NFIP? Learn about the National Flood Insurance Program, and where it stands in Congress. Will your legislator support a long-term reauthorization of the flood insurance program?  Learn more: 


Tuesday, May 8 Agenda

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7:30 am                                Registration and Breakfast – (A-C/Mezzanine Level, The Marriot Wardman Park)                                
9:00 am                                Bus Departs the Marriott Hotel (24th St. entrance)
9:50 am                                Group photo at U.S. Capitol
10:45 am noon                  Meeting with your Senators
11:00 am –2:00 pm              Lunch at your leisure, lunch voucher provided at registration.
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm               Meeting with your Member of the House of Representatives
4:30 pm                                Bus departs US Capitol to return to The Marriott
5:30 pm                                Bus arrives at The Marriott Wardman Park

Additional Resources 

Federal Key Issues Guide

Federal Priority Issues

Advocacy Resource Center

CAI's Advocate Guide

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