A political action committee is an organization formed to contribute funds to influence the outcome of political elections. Access is vital in lobbying; if you can't get in your door, you can't make your case. Contribute to Community BancPac and/or CBAI FedPac today.

Contact the Governmental Relations Team with any questions that you may have at 217/529-2265 or 800/736-2224.


About Community BancPac

Community BancPac is a non-partisan statewide political action committee of CBAI that seeks to elect both challengers and incumbent state lawmakers who support community banking and strive to maintain safety and soundness standards for the banking profession.

Who Can Contribute

YOU! Also, corporate contributions can be made by state banks and bank holding companies (regardless of the charters of their bank subsidiaries). Although nationally-chartered institutions are prohibited from making corporate contributions, individuals associated with national banks may personally contribute. Officers, directors, staff, and friends may make personal contributions at any time.

How Donations Are Distributed

The Governmental Relations Team, with the advice of CBAI leaders and Community BancPac officers, decide how to allocate the funds to best serve the community banking profession based on their knowledge of the candidates. Community BancPac also invites contributing CBAI members to recommend candidates for financial support. Community BancPac often coordinates with CBAI members to attend the fund raising events of local candidates to build grassroots relationships.

"Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed."
  -Abraham Lincoln
   August 21, 1858

Why You Should Contribute to Community BancPac

CBAI initiates legislation each session that helps community banks build profitability and operate safely and soundly. CBAI also works to defeat legislation deemed harmful to community banks.

Every year, competitor interest groups, regulatory agencies, and consumer groups initiate legislation affecting the banking profession in Illinois. In addition, the big banks have representation not just from their trade associations, but also from in-house representation and counsel. They also administer their own political action committees to influence policymakers.

Please contact the Governmental Relations Team with any questions at 217/529-2265 or 800/736-2224.

With your continued support, Community BancPac helps maintain the only independent voice exclusively representing
the interests of Illinois community banks in the Illinois General Assembly.


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