Still wondering what PTPAC is all about? Here are five things you need to know.
1. It's All About Developing Champions for Physical Therapy.
APTA's sole political fundraising arm provides access to and influence on federal legislators for the benefit of the profession. PTPAC supports physical therapy-friendly legislators and provides opportunities to speak on issues that impact the profession, your practice, and your patients.
2. PTPAC Is Powered by Individual Contributions
Voluntary contributions by current APTA members are what makes the PAC possible — that's why every dollar counts. Like all political action committees, PTPAC is subject to federal laws and regulations. Those laws and regulations prohibit the use of APTA dues to support the PAC — instead, it's up to individual members who understand the value PTPAC brings to the profession.
3. PTPAC Builds Connections That Make an Impact.
PTPAC focuses its efforts on building relationships with members of Congress and their staff — the crucial component in being able to deliver advocacy that will be listened to and acted on.
4. PTPAC Is Among the Top Influencers in Health Care
In a large field of health care associations competing for attention on Capitol Hill, PTPAC is a standout. In the 2022 election cycle, PTPAC was listed among the top 10 health professional association PACs in terms of candidate contributions.
5. PTPAC's Champions Are Carefully Selected
PTPACs donation decisions are backed up by thorough research and evaluation. PAC staff analyzes candidate voting records, current relationships with APTA members and chapters, current or potential leadership roles, and a host of other factors to ensure the best fit with the profession's advocacy goals.