Washington, D.C. (Jan. 6, 2021) — Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey today released the following statement following the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
“The United States Capitol was unlawfully invaded today threatening the constitutional transfer of power as well as the sanctity of human life. It is a dark day for our country, but the nation’s community bankers know we are better than this. We send prayers for our country, our communities, our citizens, our elected leaders, and our public servants. The sun will rise tomorrow on the greatest nation in the world, and we must work together to overcome these challenges and find a path forward filled with compassion, understanding, and consensus.”
The Independent Community Bankers of America creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. ICBA is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and high-quality products and services.
With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, over $4.4 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.