AzBA Grassroots & Government Relations

Creating a unified voice of the Arizona banking industry gives AzBA a powerful voice in both at the Arizona State Capitol, and Washington D.C. We work with your federal, state and local elected officials, and with the Regulatory agencies to promote favorable business environments for banking and promote positive economic growth in our state.

Friend of the Court Briefs

The AzBA is engaged in advocacy at all levels of government and in every branch of government. From time to time, we weigh in on important legislation at the appeals court and Supreme Court levels in order to create case law policy that is favorable to our industry. We encourage our member banks to read these briefs and contact either their counsel or those listed in the briefs for further professional advice.

Brief of Amici Curiae Ariziona Bankers Association and The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (Quarles & Brady, Brad Vynalek)
10-708 tsac International Association of Defense Counsel (Snell & Wilmer, Jennifer Dioguardi)
Loop 76 – Motion for Leave to file Amicus Curiae Brief on Behalf of the Arizona Bankers Association (Snell & Wilmer, Jennifer Dioguardi)

Dodd-Frank Alerts
Subscribe to receive alerts on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act. Alerts are distributed whenever new action has occurred, commonly a daily practice.

Tips for Writing Effective Comment Letters
With all the implementation deadlines resulting from Dodd Frank, you will want to view Tips for Writing Effective Comment Letters.

Fact sheet on The Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act (H.R. 3126)
fact sheet on why H.R. 3126 is the Wrong Approach to Stronger Consumer Protection.

Additional Resources

CapWiz is AzBA’s Grassroots Advocacy Resource Center, a place where YOU can see what issues are in play for the banking industry today and in the future, as well as how YOU can educate others, including your Members of Congress, on those issues.

Find out about supporting bankers efforts in the Arizona community!

Member Resources (Login Required)
The Arizona Bankers Association provides various functions for the members of the AzBA. In addition to the work done lobbying for the benefit of the banking industry and for a strong overall economy, the department also hosts leadership lunches and dinners, publishes legislative bulletins and position papers, and more.