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


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Supported by thousands of community bankers, the Independent Community Bankers Political Action Committee (ICBPAC) is a vital part of Be Heard. ICBPAC contributed nearly $1.8 million to over 300 federal candidates and committees during the 2018 election cycle to strengthen the community banking industry's reputation in Washington.

Already, for the 2020 election cycle, ICBPAC has directed over $1 million to nearly 230 policymakers eager to learn more about our industry’s key priorities. Community banks have risen to the call during this unprecedented time by supporting communities and small businesses when they’ve needed it most. Sharing our story with key allies in Congress strengthens our mission to navigate future challenges and ICBPAC plays a vital role in this advocacy effort.

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.


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