Whether you’re a long-time industry advocate, or have never advocated before, Secure American Opportunity provides you with all the useful tools to make advocating for banking easy.
Face-to-face meetings with legislators add immense value to the advocacy process. Inviting a lawmaker to tour your bank is a uniquely powerful way to show elected representatives what it means to run a bank and how their decisions in Congress directly impact your ability to help your customers and their constituents achieve their financial dreams and goals. After visiting a bank, members of Congress are better informed and better equipped to find solutions addressing the daily complexities you experience in the current regulatory environment.
Grassroots advocacy is using your status as a professional and constituent to educate and engage with lawmakers. Direct constituent interactions have more influence on lawmakers’ decisions than other advocacy activities. The more opportunities to get to know your legislator, the more they become aware of your issues.
Participation in grassroots advocacy is both simple and impactful. Here are a few ways you can get involved:
- Invite a lawmaker to your bank
- Visit Washington D.C., and meet with key policy leaders. Tell congressional leaders and regulators how the decisions made in Washington D.C. affect the customers and communities you serve. Register for ABA’s Washington Summit
- Visit your state capital and meet with state leaders
- Engage with lawmakers locally
Visit Washington D.C. and deliver the banking industry’s message to key policy leaders. Tell congressional leaders and regulators how the decisions made in Washington D.C. affect the customers and communities you serve.
There are a variety of ways to meet with your lawmaker, including scheduling an in person meeting at their district office, attending a town hall meeting or a public virtual forum. Meetings in the district office are easier to set up and in no way diminishes your message!
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