...our national colleagues at the Auto Care Association and CARE.
CAWA was represented on the Auto Care Association’s Government Affairs Committee to assess what was occurring nationally that could impact our members in the states we represent.
Actively opposed a California ballot proposition that would have excluded business for Proposition 13 (property tax) protections and an income tax increase initiative in Arizona.
Consulted during the legislative sessions with executives and lobbyists of other aftermarket associations to assure the industry would speak with one voice in the legislative process.
Met with governmental regulatory agencies to research members’ issues so that the member could remain anonymous in the discussion regarding the issue.
Communicated new laws, case law, compliance alerts, regulations and industry news to members to determine the impact on their business.
CAWA promoted and lobbied our three state governments that our members were essential businesses and needed to remain open throughout the pandemic.
Provided the membership with a certificate template for their workers to show authorities that they were essential during “shelter in place” governmental orders.
Gave direction on where and how to access government dollars to support members’ businesses.
Training and Scholarships
Awarded scholarships to deserving students either currently employed or seeking careers in the auto care industry.
Developed a webinar in conjunction with other state aftermarket associations and the Auto Care Association on...