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Supported by thousands of community bankers, the Independent Community Bankers Political Action Committee is a vital part of community banking advocacy.

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The Nation's Voice for Community Banks

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 $1.3 million to nearly 300 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.

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FAQs

As dictated by Federal Election Law, in order to solicit the eligible employees (executive or administrative personnel, directors or shareholders) of an ICBA Member Bank, ICBPAC must seek and obtain prior written authorization of the member bank. Any bank representative with whom ICBA regularly conducts business can provide their signature on a Solicitation Authorization Form. Once ICBPAC has received a signed Solicitation Authorization Form, ICBPAC or the bank may conduct the solicitation. A bank may provide solicitation authorization to only one federal PAC per year. Authorization may be provided for up to five years at a time. 

Yes. A bank may provide solicitation authorization to only one federal PAC per year, but this authorization in no way prevents you from participating in your state PAC. 

Yes. Supporting ICBPAC does NOT preclude you from contributing to any other PACs or candidates on the state or federal levels. 

No. ICBPAC contributions are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.  

No. Federal Election Law prohibits individuals from being reimbursed or advanced financially by their bank, the ICBA, any entity or individual for the purpose of making a contribution to the PAC. 

No. ICBPAC itself cannot accept corporate contributions; however, the PAC has a separate account, the ICBPAC Corporate Sponsorship Account, which can accept corporate sponsorship funds to be used to defray fundraising costs. Corporate sponsorships are available for most ICBPAC events (i.e. Auction and golf tournaments). 

Your ICBPAC annual contribution total, calculated on a calendar year basis (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31), includes all contributions made by you personally in that calendar year including individual cash, credit card or check contributions, ticket purchases made in conjunction with the ICBPAC Annual Auction, purchases made the night of the Auction and registration fees for various ICBPAC Golf Tournaments. Corporate Sponsorships, contributions raised from your directors/employees as well as gifts donated to the Auction CANNOT be counted toward your total.  

$5,000 per calendar year to each unaffiliated federal Political Action Committee, like ICBPAC.  $2,800 per election to each candidate for federal office – primary, runoff and general elections are each considered separate elections.

Once a Solicitation Authorization Form has been signed, eligible (non-hourly) employees (executive personnel, administrative personnel, directors and shareholders) of ICBA Member Banks AND Associate Members may be solicited for ICBPAC contributions. Non-ICBA Members may not be solicited. 

Yes. There are several legal disclaimer requirements with regard to PAC solicitations. Please contact ICBPAC Staff for assistance.  

ICBPAC funding decisions are made using a collaborative process including input from ICBPAC staff, the ICBA Government Affairs Team, ICBA members and State and Regional Partners. We welcome your input. Please don’t hesitate to contact ICBPAC staff with any information, recommendations or requests. 

Contact ICBPAC

Mary Randolph Gannon

Vice President, Political Operations

Washington, D.C.

Email

Alex Catanese

Manager, Political Programs

Washington, D.C.

Email

ICBPAC
1615 L Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036
icbpac@icba.org
P: 800-422-8439