Banks have become a topic in the presidential debates. Dozens are signing up to be district captains for Friends of Traditional Banking. We are now less than a year away from Election 2016!
Some presidential candidates agree that traditional banking matters
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) attacks Dodd-Frank in Cleveland, Ohio
Friends of Traditional Banking works to elect men and women to Congress who support traditional banking, including common sense financial regulation. It is encouraging that some of the presidential candidates share our desire for legislation that makes sense and helps to grow our economy and have brought these issues into the public square through the recent presidential debates.
"We need to repeal Dodd-Frank. It is eviscerating small businesses and small banks. Over 40 percent of small and mid-size banks that loan money to small businesses have been wiped out since Dodd-Frank has passed. 
"We need to repeal and replace Dodd-Frank. We need to make America fair again for all businesses, but especially those being run by small business owners." 
--Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Aug 6 Fox News Republican Debate in Cleveland, Ohio 
"I was a banker and I was proud of it. And I traveled the country and learned how people made jobs. We ought to have politicians who not only have government experience but know how the CEOs and the job creators work."
--Governor John Kasich (R-OH), Oct 28 Republican Debate in Boulder, Colorado
"Why are there five even bigger Wall Street banks now, instead of the ten we used to have on Wall Street? Because when government gets big and powerful, the big feel like they need to get even bigger to deal with all that power, and meanwhile, the small and the powerless - in this case, 1,590 community banks - go out of business."
--Former Hewlett-Packer CEO Carly Fiorina, Oct 28 Republican Debate in Boulder, Colorado
We need YOU to help us spread the word about friendly candidates next year

We have had over two dozen bankers around the country sign up to be a district captain in recent weeks, but we need YOU!
What is a district captain? Simple. During election years we'll notify you of two key Congressional races from around the country that we are encouraging bankers to donate to. We simply need you to reach out to at least ten of your colleagues and encourage them to donate to those races. Is that something you can help us with?
Last year we had over 1,000 bankers donate over $500,000 to Joni Ernst in Iowa and Cory Gardner in Colorado. We made the difference in those two key Senate races, and we won! Next year we want 435 district captains (one for each Congressionaldistrict) to each invite ten friends to donate. Think of it. If the average donation was $250 it would inject over a million bucks into a single raceLast year we made a loud statement for traditional banking, and next year we can roar!
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Donate to help us gear up to win again in 2016!
Help Friends of Traditional Banking grow our nationwide network. The groundwork we lay this year is critical to more victories next year. CLICK HERE to see how to make an easy online donation or where to mail a check.
Friends of Traditional Banking is a non-partisan grassroots effort, organized by bankers. We have over 15,000 members in all fifty states, choose two Congressional races each cycle, and encourage our membership to donate directly to those campaigns.
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