2023 Advocacy Week Session
Legislative sessions are scheduled with each California Chapter, local legislators and their staff. If you have any questions, you can contact Wendy Van Messel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, April 24
8:00 a.m. | Zoom Check-In | Mix and Mingle with Your Colleagues and Peers
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. | CAI National Legislative Update with Q&A
Presented by Dawn Bauman, CAE, CAI National Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
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. Channel Islands Chapter Virtual Legislative Meeting
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Greater Inland Empire Chapter Virtual Legislative Meeting
Tuesday, April 25
California North Chapter Virtual Legislative Meeting | 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Coachella Valley Chapter Virtual Legislative Meeting | 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Greater Los Angeles Chapter Virtual Legislative Meeting | 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26
Bay Area/Central California Chapter Virtual Legislative Meeting | 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Orange County Regional Chapter Virtual Legislative Meeting | 11:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
San Diego Chapter Virtual Legislative Meeting | 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 27
8:30 a.m. | Zoom Check-In | Mix and Mingle with Your Colleagues and Peers
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. | Keynote Speaker: California Insurance Commissioner, Ricardo Lara Meet Mr. Lara here
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | CAI-CLAC 2022 Volunteer Awards – a chance to congratulate and cheer on industry peers for their efforts!