Grassroots involvement is a very powerful force in politics. Consistent grassroots efforts are vital when it comes to persuading legislators how to vote on a specific issue. Getting to know your legislator makes your contact with them even more important. As a constituent, your concerns are important to your congressman and state representatives.
The MBA’s Contact Banker program works with the state legislators on Michigan issues. Our state efforts concentrate on building personal relationships between bankers and their state legislators.
The MBA and member bankers participated in the Government Relations Summit in Washington, D.C.
2017 Grassroots Meetings
Chicago Regulatory Visits Planned April 18-19
Join us April 18 and 19 in Chicago for roundtable discussions with leadership at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, FDIC and OCC sharing perspectives and experiences on how regulations are affecting our customers, as well as our banks. Meetings are scheduled beginning the afternoon of April 18, with a wrap-up early afternoon on April 19.
The MBA has secured a reduced rate of $269 per night at the Residence Inn Chicago Downtown. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chirl-residence-inn-chicago-downtown-loop/
In-district availability US House and Senate Members during the weeks of:
- April 10
- April 17
- May 8 (House only)
- July 3
- All of August
- September 18 (House only)