Every year, your elected officials and regulators in Washington make decisions that affect the future of your bank. The Bank Advocate Program is the most effective way for you, as a bank employee or director, to make a significant investment in the future of your bank and to ensure that the traditional banking industry remains the cornerstone of a vibrant American economy.
The Bank Advocate Program enables you to use your talents and energy to champion the traditional banking industry. With access to ABA resources, Bank Advocates have the tools to effectively communicate the industry's position on critical issues to elected officials, regulators and your community with a strong, compelling voice. Our mission is to make sure that no Member of Congress can say, "I didn't hear from my bankers."
- Bank employee or bank director
- Understand that preserving traditional banking industry depends on bankers being actively involved in communicating issues to law makers and policy makers.
- Contact your member of Congress and regulators in writing, by e-mail, fax or by phone on critical banking issues when a call to action is issued.
- Look for opportunities to meet with your Member of Congress at a town hall meeting or other in-district events.
<< Return to ABA's Grassroots Advocacy Resource Center.