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with Interest ASS ocIAtI o n In Ac tI o n G r A S S root S r e S ou r c e Focus Consumer “My Community, Protection Agency on My Bank” Advocacy Big Threats Web Site Launched Regulate the rogues, not the Consumers can learn about too-big-to-fail and then righteous, ICBA said. send messages to Congress to address the danger ICBA Chairman Mike through a Web site—mycommunitymybank.org. Menzies urged the House Launched in September, the site is designed to educate Financial Services Committee policymakers and the public. It is part of an ICBA mul- last month to focus new regula- timedia campaign to mobilize consumers and turn the tory policing not on community tide against the threat of too-big-to-fail institutions. banks but on too-big-to-fail Visitors to the site can personalize a letter to send banks and nonbank institutions to their own representatives, upload a video and find “unencumbered by most forms a community bank anywhere in the country. The site of government regulation.” also includes news articles, op-eds, research papers, A week later, the commit- and testimony on the too-big-to-fail issue. In its first tee passed a bill (H.R. 3126) week alone, the site received 1,500 unique visitors that would exempt banks with and generated 216 letters to Congress. assets less than $10 billion from the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency’s c onS u M e r t r e nd S enforcement and examination ICBA Chairman Mike Menzies spoke out authority. Under an ICBA- strongly against the proposed Consumer backed amendment to the bill, Financial Protection Agency. Help Your Customers consumer examina
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