Thanks to all who participated in the 2016 Flash Action Strategy held September 14-15!
Students raised close to $8,000 in PAC donations. We added 258 new student stars to the PAC program.
94 schools participated in this year's Flash Action Strategy. The top 5 schools based on total donations were:
- University of Dayton (OH)
- West Coast University (CA)
- Texas Woman’s University
- Mount St. Mary's (CA)
- South College (TN)
The Flash Action Strategy (FAS) is a targeted advocacy campaign led by the Student Assembly Board of Directors in conjunction with APTA.
This year—an election year—the FAS is focused on getting physical therapy students involved with PT-PAC, the sole fundraising organization that provides access to and influence of legislators to champion physical therapy legislative interests at the federal level.
Students are encouraged to take action September 14 and 15 by:
- Learning about and discussing PT-PAC's importance to moving issues on Capitol Hill on behalf of the profession, and
- Supporting PT-PAC through a monetary contribution—APTA members only!
Take Action ... Win Prizes
Any PT and PTA student (and any PT and PTA) can participate in the 2-day event. (Only APTA members are legally eligible to donate to PT-PAC. Not a member? Join today!). What prizes can you win when you participate in FAS?
Lead the Charge
To incentivize group participation, we are identifying point people at PT and PTA programs across the country who can educate their peers about PT-PAC and create opportunities to engage. (Want to lead the charge at your school? Contact Kendra Lucas, student PT-PAC liaison.). Watch for announcements on Facebook and Twitter, and share the posts with your followers.
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Our goal is to raise $40,000 over 2 days with the participation of at least 16% of APTA student members and to generate 1,000 new Student Stars, students who contribute at least $20 to PT-PAC in a calendar year.
Importance of PT-PAC
Do you have student loans? Do you want to practice to the full extent of your licensed scope of practice and education? Do you want to be enabled to give your patients the care they deserve?
Then you want PT-PAC's support!
Learn more about PT-PAC:
Videos About PT-PAC
Contact Michael Matlack, APTA Director of Congressional Affairs