CAI-CLAC Virtual Legislative Week at the Capitol

(Subject to Change) 


Before the meeting, make sure to download the most recent version of Zoom. Please contact Wendy Van Messel at or (888) 909-7403 if you have any questions or need assistance.

Monday, April 18

8:00 a.m. | Zoom Check-In and Networking: Including Zoom Tips and Tricks 

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. | Welcome Orientation & How a Bill Becomes a Law (recommended for first timers)
Hosted by CAI-CLAC Chair and Legislative Co-Chairs, this insightful presentation reminds attendees “How a Bill Becomes a Law.” All attendees are encouraged to attend.

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | Keynote Speaker: Senator Josh Newman (D) Fullerton
Speakers in the past have included representatives from CAI National and/or California state legislators. (*subject to change) 

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Brief Break: Stretch Yours Legs, Grab a Fresh Cup of Coffee or Check with Your Team at Your Office 

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Bill Discussion and Strategy with CAI-CLAC’s Legislative Team
This presentation is a must-attend for anyone planning to meet virtually with legislators. This portion will be led by CAI-CLAC’s Advocate Louie Brown, Task-Force Leaders, and members of the CAI-CLAC Executive Committee.  We will discuss what bills are on the forefront, CAI-CLAC’s position, and strategies on how to approach legislators and their staff.

*** Chapter Legislative Sessions Begin ***
CAI California Local Legislative Virtual Chapter Visits will each start with an introduction session. CAI Advocate, Louie Brown, will announce which legislators’ attendees will meet with, who your team leader/s will be and share any last-minute talking points to discuss with your local legislators or staff.  Our goal is for each chapter to meet with two (2) to three (3) legislators during your scheduled session time.

Attendees are not required to attend all eight (8) chapter meetings, however, are welcome to do so. If you are not able to participate at your local chapter’s virtual event, feel free to attend any chapter session that works best for you.

11:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. California North Chapter Virtual Legislative Meeting

2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Bay Area/Central California Chapter Virtual Legislative Meeting

Tuesday, April 19

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Channel Islands Chapter Virtual Legislative Meeting

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Coachella Valley Chapter Virtual Legislative Meeting

2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Greater Los Angeles Chapter Virtual Legislative Meeting

Wednesday, April 20

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Greater Inland Empire Chapter Virtual Legislative Meeting

11:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Orange County Regional Chapter Virtual Legislative Meeting

2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. San Diego Chapter Virtual Legislative Meeting

Thursday, April 21

8:30 a.m. | Zoom Check-In and Networking, including Zoom Tips and Tricks

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Chapter Virtual Legislative Meeting Debriefs
CAI-CLAC Advocate, Louie Brown, will call on an attendee or two from each chapter virtual meeting to summarize their virtual legislative visits. This debrief is extremely important and very insightful. The CAI-CLAC team utilizes feedback from our attendees to further strategize and plan next steps in our advocacy efforts. CAI-CLAC values your input!

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. | Brief Break: Stretch Yours Legs, Grab a Fresh Cup of Coffee or Check with Your Team at Your Office  

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | CAI National Legislative Update with Q&A
Presented by Dawn Bauman, CAE, CAI National Senior Vice President of Government Affairs 

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | CAI-CLAC 2021 Volunteer Awards
Join us to congratulate and cheer on industry peers for their efforts, as well as thank CAI-CLACs Legislator of the Year, Assemblywoman Laurie Davies (R) Laguna Niguel!