TBA Grassroots Center

Action • Advocacy • BankPac

TBA Grassroots Advocacy works to actively connect community bankers across the state to their lawmakers and elected officials in Austin and Washington, DC. Whether you are new to TBA advocacy or a veteran advocate, you can find resources to support Texas community banking here.

Action

Policy decisions are made by those who show up! Be part of the conversation by joining TBA Advocacy and our lawmakers

Texas Bankers Blitz

Every two years the Texas Legislature meets in Austin and TBA hosts bankers from across the state to meet with lawmakers at your State Capitol. This year we will be hosting our Blitz virtually to comply with visitor rules at the Capitol. Let us know if you’re interested in joining this year’s virtual Blitz.

Washington D.C. Fly-in

We travel with nearly 100 Texas bankers to Washington D.C. every spring to meet with the Congressional delegation over the course of a week. This is a great opportunity to have valuable face to face time with your lawmakers in D.C.

Monday Legislative Forum

What started as a virtual portal to our lawmakers during the initial covid quarantine has become a weekly virtual forum with our elected officials. Join us for a half hour every Monday at 1:00 p.m. to get the latest update from our guests. Email Wynn Baker to receive the calendar details.

Friday Legislative Update

The Texas Legislature meets every other year for 140 days; the 87th Legislative Session began in January. Every other Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. our TBA Advocacy team hosts a brief call to update out community bankers on what is happening at the Texas Capitol. To join these calls, email Celeste Embrey for details.

Advocacy

TBA success in Austin and Washington depends on community bankers across the state activating their networks and staying in touch with their hometown lawmakers. The tools below will help you navigate who represents you and how to stay in touch with your lawmakers.

Grassroots Action Center

Find your lawmakers and upcoming elections here! Key issues requiring immediate action will be posted here along with information on how to take action.

Advocacy Makes Sense

We travel with nearly 100 Texas bankers to Washington D.C. every spring to meet with the Congressional delegation over the course of a week. This is a great opportunity to have valuable face to face time with your lawmakers in D.C.

Who Do You Know?

Let us know what elected official in Austin or DC you have an existing relationship with. Whether it be personal, professional, we want to leverage your relationships for the good of the Texas banking industry!

Get Out The Vote!

Did you know there are over 150,000 bank employees across the state? Keep an eye out here for get out the vote efforts from TBA!

BankPac

The purpose of TBA BankPac is to provide TBA members with the opportunity to contribute to the support of worthy candidates for state and federal office who believe in the principles to which the banking industry is dedicated. The TBA advocacy team works closely with bankers and TBA leadership to support Texas candidates and lawmakers.

TBA BankPac

TBA BankPac is first and foremost YOUR political action committee. To find out more how TBA BankPac works for you, email PAC and Advocacy Coordinator Wynn Baker, or call her at 512-776-0737.

TBA BankPac Campaign Toolkit

Access the TBA BankPac Campaign Toolkit
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Don’t have the password?
Email Wynn Baker or call her at 512-776-0737.