Powered by the support of thousands of community bankers, ICBPAC is a vital tool that enhances ICBA’s Be Heard advocacy campaign and our industry’s voice in Washington.
As the only federal PAC dedicated exclusively to representing community banks, ICBPAC educates and supports candidates on both sides of the aisle who are committed to generating a successful economic and regulatory environment for community banks and the communities they proudly serve.
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.
ICBPAC supports candidates for federal office without regard to party affiliation. ICBA is neither Republican nor Democratic. We are focused on the politics of community banking.
ICBA urges CEOs of all member banks, corporate associate members, and state and regional partners to sign an ICBPAC Prior Authorization form and make an individual contribution to ICBPAC.
ICBA encourages all leadership bankers and Federal Delegate Board members to contribute to ICBPAC.
CEOs should encourage their eligible officers and employees to contribute to ICBPAC individually or by adopting payroll deduction as a contribution method.
CEOs should encourage their directors to contribute to ICBPAC. All banks that achieve 100 percent PAC participation from their board of directors are eligible for membership in ICBPAC’s Directors Club.
ICBPAC is the only federal political action committee dedicated exclusively to supporting community banks in Washington. ICBPAC plays an integral role in supporting ICBA’s overall advocacy efforts by building relationships with Members of Congress serving in House and Senate Leadership, on key committees of jurisdiction, and policymakers with a proven record of supporting community banks top legislative priorities.
ICBPAC operates in a bipartisan manner to educate and support the campaigns of pro community banking candidates and elected officials that work to generate legislative wins for ICBA’s membership and the communities ICBA banks proudly serve.
ICBPAC has a history of raising over $1.85 million from over 2,500 ICBA leadership bankers, bank employees, and ICBA staff each election cycle. Contributions from ICBA membership allow ICBPAC to strategically identify opportunities to enhance ICBA’s visibility in Washington and build community bank champions in Congress through coordination with the ICBA Congressional Relations team, leadership bankers, and state association leaders.
ICBPAC disbursed nearly $600,000 to over 300 federal candidates and committees during 2021 and will continue supporting industry advocates in 2022 as midterm elections approach. ICBPAC is among the top federal PACs nationwide and is essential to ensuring that the voices of community bankers are heard on Capitol Hill. Broad support of ICBPAC through contributions by member bank CEOs, employees, and directors is vital for the success of ICBA’s advocacy activities.