Beyond the Vine raises nearly $200K in political action funds
A California Apartment Association political-action event last month raised nearly $200,000 – critical funds going into the November elections.
In addition to over 160 rental housing executives, more than 30 elected officials and candidates for public office attended Beyond the Vine.
The contributions received from sponsors and members at CAA Tri-County’s 12 annual Beyond the Vine political-action committee fundraiser nearly doubled last year’s total. Proceeds from the event will help CAA defend the rental housing industry this November in numerous high-stakes elections throughout the Silicon Valley.
CAA held Beyond the Vine on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Villa Montalvo in Saratoga.
“The historic setting was appropriate for a political event as it was the home of California’s first-elected U.S. senator, James Phelan,” said Joshua Howard, executive director of CAA Tri-County. Phelan was elected in 1915, and the home and adjacent hillside is now a landmark and arts center.
In addition to over 160 rental housing executives, more than 30 elected officials and candidates for public office attended Beyond the Vine, getting a chance to meet with multifamily industry leaders from across California.
Howard thanked participants on behalf of the CAA Tri-County Board of Advisers and Political Action Committee. He also discussed the importance of political action and engagement and said the 30 elected officials and candidates are close partners with CAA who show strong support for policies that promote housing affordability and economic development.
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