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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

Report Details 2018 Community Bank Advocacy

Jan 29, 2019

Community bankers joined 25 ICBA grassroots advocacy campaigns last year and sent some 15,000 messages to Congress in support of the S. 2155 regulatory relief act, according to the 2018 ICBA Advocacy Annual Report. The report recaps the year in grassroots and looks ahead to what community bankers can do in 2019 to be heard, such as filling out ICBA’s “State of Advocacy” survey.

ICBA Partnering with Congressional Management Foundation

Jan 29, 2019

ICBA is announcing a new partnership with the Congressional Management Foundation to provide new grassroots advocacy opportunities and research. ICBA’s partnership with CMF will include videos, infographics, research reports, webinars, and in-person training sessions.




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.