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The Impact of Community Banks

Community banks improve our towns and cities by funding businesses and using local dollar to help families purchase homes, finance education, and build financial security. Community banks have 51,000 locations nationwide, employ 700,000 people,  and are in nearly every Congressional district. The best way to preserve this positive impact is to advocate and tell elected officials about the significance of community banks.

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Become An Advocate

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is the nation’s voice for community banks. When Congress or a federal regulator is considering policy initiatives that affect community banking, ICBA calls on its advocates to act as a loud, clear, and collective voice. Join us today!

Advocacy Toolbox


As an ICBA advocate you will need tools to help you communicate with government about community banking. We have prepared a toolbox of many resources to make this process easy and effective.

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Grassroots News

ICBA to Congress: Community Banks a Source of Strength

Jan 11, 2019

The nation’s community banks stand ready to work with Congress to promote policy reforms that advance economic prosperity in every community, ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said in an open letter to the 116th Congress.

ICBA Survey Seeks Info on Congressional Relationships

Jan 9, 2019

ICBA is calling on community bankers and community bank directors to complete a 10-minute survey on their personal and professional contacts with members of Congress.

 

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ICBPAC

The Independent Community Bankers Political Action Committee (ICBPAC) is the non-partisan political action committee of the ICBA. ICBPAC is the only federal PAC dedicated exclusively to representing the community banking industry. Supported by thousands of community bankers, ICBPAC is a vital part of Be Heard. ICBPAC contributed $1.8 million to federal candidates for the 2013-14 election cycle, strengthening the community banking industry’s reputation in Washington.