2018 Virtual Summit

Engaging with Lawmakers on Social Media

Community bankers can make their voices heard and get employees, colleagues and customers involved as we ascend on Capitol Hill and advocate for important industry issues that will help communities and local economies thrive. 

Take Action

How to Participate in ICBA's Virtual Summit

  • Use the hashtag #CapitalSummit18
  • Tag @ICBA in social media posts (on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn)
  • Include pictures and video to help audience members connect with your story
  • Tag speakers, attendees, colleagues and community bank social media handles for maximum exposure
  • Engage with social media posts from other attendees, speakers and ICBA staff
  • Tag lawmakers in important points and topics discussed at Capital Summit
  • Include links to community bank resources, examples, videos and web content to give context to your story
  • Use social media to ask questions
  • Use social media to thank lawmakers for their support on pro-community bank initiatives
  • Highlight community bank successes to showcase the power of advocacy to community bankers back home and in other regions
  • Showcase other community bank advocates and encourage participation

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Social Media Handles & Hashtags

Take Action Before, During and After Capital Summit

Digital media is a powerful tool that gives community bankers and advocates a platform to extend the reach of important messages. Tweeting, tagging and emailing lawmakers can be an important way to spotlight the issues that community bankers face regularly, directly to important staffers and lawmakers. 

Twitter Sample Posts and Images

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Community Bank advocacy

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Community Bank Advocacy 

Sample Tweets (Click to Tweet)

ICBA TwitterWe're stronger together! That's why I'm joining hundreds of #CommunityBankers on the Hill at #CapitalSummit18 to make our voices heard! Click to Tweet

ICBA TwitterWe have fought long and hard for tiered, proportional regulation for #CommunityBanks! Let's see this fight through! #CapitalSummit18 Click to Tweet

ICBA TwitterAs community bankers, now is our chance to dig deep, stay active & see #RegulatoryRelief and #S2155 all the way through to the end #CapitalSummit18 Click to Tweet

ICBA TwitterHundreds of #CommunityBankers are coming together at #CapitalSummit18 to make our voices heard and advocate for meaningful #RegRelief! Click to Tweet

ICBA Twitter#CommunityBanks are economic engines behind #SmallBusinesses & we're standing up for our principles of relationship banking #CapitalSummit18 Click to Tweet

Facebook Images, Posts and Profile Pictures

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Advocate for community bank regulatory relief

Facebook Sample Posts (copy/paste)

Community Banking facebook  We have fought long and hard for tiered, proportional regulation for #CommunityBanks! I’m at #CapitalSummit18 helping to see this fight through!

Community Banking facebook  I’m joining hundreds of other #CommunityBankers, coming together at #CapitalSummit18 to make our voices heard and advocate for meaningful #RegRelief

Community Banking facebook  #CommunityBanks are economic engines behind #SmallBusinesses! I’m joining hundreds of other community bankers in Washington DC to stand up for the principles of relationship banking! #CapitalSummit18

Add a Capital Summit Frame Effect to Your Facebook Profile Picture

Share the important work you and other community bankers are doing on the Hill this week with a temporary profile picture or picture overlay created just for ICBA’s Capital Summit.

To add a frame to your profile picture:

  1. Go to the profile picture frame feature
  2. Click on the menu right of your profile picture
  3. Select the profile picture frame you would like to add (Search "ICBA")
  4. Click Use as Profile Picture to save

Take ICBA Chairman Tim Zimmerman's Advocacy Challenge

At ICBA Community Banking LIVE 2018®, ICBA Chairman Tim Zimmerman challenged attendees to encourage community bankers who aren't active advocates to take action. Community bankers can encourage a mentee to get involved by: