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ICBA Community Bank Advocacy

Take Action: Be Heard - Grassroots Advocacy

ICBA's Take Action: Be Heard grassroots advocacy toolkit offers a variety of tools to help community banks amplify their voice with targeted outreach to federal policymakers. Let Congress and the regulatory agencies know that community banks are critical to the prosperity of Main Street America.

Regulatory and Legislative Advocacy

ICBA engages members of Congress and federal regulators to help them understand our industry and concerns through our Community Focus 2020 plan and continuous push for pro-community bank policies. 

Policy resolutions are approved by the ICBA Policy Development Committee and the Board of Directors to broadly describe the association’s major policy objectives for the year. The resolutions are designed to provide policy guidance for ICBA officers and staff and general policy direction for ICBA standing committees, the Federal Delegate Board, councils, and task forces. 

 

Policy Resolution Priorities

 

S. 2155 Passage Community Bank

 

Independent Community Bankers Political Action Committee (ICBPAC)

ICBPAC is a non-partisan political action committee that supports candidates and incumbents of both parties who understand the value of the community banking sector.

Supported by thousands of community bankers, ICBPAC is a vital part of Be Heard. ICBPAC contributed nearly $1.8 million to over 300 federal candidates and committees for the 2017-18 election cycle, strengthening the community banking industry's reputation in Washington.



ICBPAC Location

Community banks have more than 50,000 locations and employ nearly 750,000 people nationwide.

ICBPAC Employees

More than 3,000 community bank employees contribute to ICBPAC annually.

PAC Contribution

The average individual's annual personal contribution to ICBPAC is $250.

ICBPAC Bank

Community banks are the only physical banking presence in 1 in 5 counties.