ICBA is offering community bankers a new customizable op-ed to help differentiate community banks from larger and riskier financial institutions.

Custom Op-ed: Community bankers can update the custom op-ed—which is available on ICBA’s “Tell Your Story” Toolkit—for their institution and community. The document also includes sample language community bankers can use to pitch the op-ed to local publications.

Media Push: Meanwhile, ICBA continues its ongoing media push. ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey appeared last week on Fox Business’s “The Big Money Show,” and ICBA has continued to spread the word that community banks remain safe, sound, and secure in outlets including Yahoo Finance, CNBC, MarketWatch, and elsewhere.

Ongoing Efforts: As developments continue to unfold, ICBA will continue educating the public, policymakers, and the press about the stability of community banks while opposing any efforts to rope the industry into the policy response to recent bank closures.