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TAA’s first Virtual Advocacy Week connects members with key elected officials

Synopsis

The Texas Apartment Association took its volunteer advocacy efforts virtual this year with its first Virtual Advocacy Week, focused on reaching House and Senate members of key committees that will consider industry-related legislation.


Key takeaways

  • More than 160 Texas Apartment Association members participated in the association’s 2021 Virtual Legislative Briefing March 22.
  • More than 40 members took part in 31 virtual meetings with key House and Senate committee members.

In a legislative session like no other, the Texas Apartment Association shifted gears on its usual “Day at the Capitol” advocacy event and went virtual.

More than 160 members from across the state participated in the association’s first Virtual Legislative Briefing on March 22, getting a quick rundown on the record amount of industry-impacting legislation filed during the 2021 session. TAA’s government relations team is tracking about 750 filed bills, more than twice the typical amount this session.

The virtual briefing also included remarks from Gov. Greg Abbott, commending the industry’s work to provide housing for Texans and to keep Texas thriving.

Following the briefing, more than 40 members participated in a series of 31 virtual meetings held throughout the week with key House and Senate members of committees that consider legislation that could impact the industry. These targeted efforts were designed to focus the association’s attention and resources where it would be most beneficial.

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