• 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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    Candidate Contributions

    The American Physical Therapy Association Political Action Committee (PT-PAC) disbursed more than $1.1 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 (52%) and Democratic candidates (48%) – the most bipartisan major health care PAC in the country. 91% of the candidates that PT-PAC supported won on Election Day.

    Of the 34 Senate races, PT-PAC supported:

    • 18 candidates for election (16 won)
    • Key Senate Leaders on PT Issues Won – Senators Tammy Baldwin (WI), Marsha Blackburn (TN), Sherrod Brown (OH), Ben Cardin (MD), Bob Casey (PA), Kevin Cramer (ND), Debbie Stabenow (MI), Jon Tester (MT), Roger Wicker (MS)

    Of the 435 House races, PT-PAC supported:

    • 254 candidates for election (232 candidates won)
    • 25 newly elected Representatives to Congress

    APTA Member Participation and Donations

    PT-PAC raised more than $1.52 million in the 2017-2018 election cycle. Personal contributions to PT-PAC in 2018 decreased by 3.7% compared to 2017 and business contributions decreased by 5.4%. Business contributions to PT-PAC over the last year represents 23% of the overall contributions (a decrease of 0.3% percent from the previous year).

    In 2018, 5% of APTA members contributed to PT-PAC (6.9% PTs, 2.8% PTAs, and 1.5% Students). Overall participation decreased by 0.8% from last year, the average contribution to PT-PAC is $142.49. PT-PAC Eagle club participation continues to enhance PT-PAC’s efforts on Capitol Hill with 524 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: 5/14/2019
    Contact: ptpac@apta.org