Over the past several years, an increasing number of IBAT Associate Members have joined IBAT member banks in holding a PAC drive to support the government relations activities of the association.
These efforts are based on a simple message to company employees:
The success of community banks is consistently threatened by legislative and regulatory efforts in Austin and Washington, D.C. The survival of the industry is dependent upon a strong showing of grassroots support through member engagement and political action committee investment.
Our company’s success is dependent upon the success of community banks. Will you help support the industry by making a personal contribution to the IBAT PAC?
Please consider showing your support for the community banking industry by holding a PAC drive among your employees over the next several months. PAC Drives can be held any time throughout the year.
This effort would include asking employees to make a personal one-time or monthly contribution to the IBAT Political Action Committee. Employees choosing to make a monthly contribution via credit or debit card can do so by utilizing this form.
This is a very critical time for many of our clients in the community banking industry and this is our opportunity to help IBAT share the positive community banking message with both state and federal legislators. Your PAC dollars can help elect men and women who understand and support the community banking industry and the role these institutions play in the economic prosperity of Texas towns and cities.
As the only state banking association exclusively representing the interests of Texas community bankers, IBAT has been and will continue to be on the legislative and regulatory front lines. Your financial support of the IBAT PACs will help support this important industry and keep community banking an integral part of the financial services marketplace. Our future depends on it!