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.
If you are interested in hosting a grassroots meeting or obtaining information, contact Alex Morris, Assistant Vice President, Advocacy at (517) 342-9068.
2021 Grassroots Meetings
It is that time of year again when the U.S. Congress takes a lengthy in-district work period for the summer. The congressional summer break provides a great opportunity for banks to meet with their local member of Congress! On-going dialogue between the industry and influential policymakers in Washington is vital to the MBA advocacy efforts. Nothing in that conversation is more impactful to a legislator than the input of a constituent banker with subject-matter expertise. Help the MBA continue our tradition of providing a strong voice for the industry in Washington by attending a virtual meeting! View the meetings here.
"Learning from you is extremely helpful and immensely powerful. You are most effective. - Congressman Andy Levin
"I am significantly closer to the MBA because of the heroic way in which you’ve helped local businesses survive.” - Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin
Who Do You Know?
Please visit the link below and fill out the survey to assist us in planning in-district meetings with you representatives. It will take no more than 5 minutes, and will provide us with invaluable information to connect our members to policymakers they know!
Click here for Who You Know Survey.
If you would like to host a meeting at your bank or if you would like more information to attend upcoming events, contact Alex Morris, Assistant Vice President, Advocacy or 517-342-9068.