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 Fresmen Fly-In in Washington, D.C. in January.
Grassroots Meetings for 2017
Government Relations Summit in Washington D.C.
Washington Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
Sunday afternoon optional activity.
Regulatory meetings Monday tentatively with FDIC, Treasury, Federal Reserve, CFPB.
Summit the morning of Tuesday, March 21 followed by meetings with Hill visits in the afternoon.
Wednesday Summit in the AM followed by lunch with CSBS, FHFA and OCC briefings and wrapping up at with the Small Business Administration by 5 PM.
In-district availability US House and Senate Members during the weeks of:
May 8 (House only)
All of August
September 18 (House only)