The impact to the profession through the influence of the Physical Therapy Political Action Committee (PT-PAC) is a direct result from those who support advocacy efforts of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) through a commitment to PT-PAC. We hope you will continue to support APTA's advocacy efforts in the coming years. Thank you.
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PT-PAC disbursed more than $1.2 million in direct contributions to federal candidates, leadership PACs, and national political party committees. Direct contributions made by PT-PAC were given to both Republican (53%) and Democratic candidates (47%)—the most bipartisan distributions of a major health care PAC in the country. Some 96% of the candidates that PT-PAC supported won on Election Day.
PT-PAC raised more than $1.63 million in the 2015-2016 election cycle. Personal contributions to PT-PAC in 2016 increased by 9.3% over 2015, and business contributions increased by 8.7%. Business contributions to PT-PAC over the last year represents 22.7% of the overall contributions (an increase of 1.1% from the previous year).
In 2016, 7.1% of APTA members contributed to PT-PAC (9.3% PTs, 3.2% PTAs, and 3.0% students). Overall participation increased by 0.4% from 2015, and the average contribution amount is $126.25. PT-PAC Eagle club participation continues to enhance PT-PAC's efforts on Capitol Hill, with 571 individuals participating.
PT-PAC is a separate segregated fund established by APTA. Contributions to PT-PAC are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. Contributions are voluntary. Your contribution will be used to support candidates for federal office who support physical therapy issues. The amount given by the contributor, or the refusal to give, will not benefit or disadvantage the person being solicited. The suggested amount is only a suggestion. More or less than the suggested amount may be given. Voluntary political contributions are subject to limitations of FEC regulations.
Last Updated: 8/30/2017