For association members and staff who want an opportunity to voice their support or opposition to federal legislation through the election process, PT-PAC provides a mechanism for separate, voluntary contributions to political candidates who support physical therapy.
Political contributions are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.
A contribution cannot be "earmarked" for disbursement to a specific candidate. All personal contributions are put in a single bank account for consideration for disbursement for federal candidates based on certain criteria. APTA members can recommend supporting a specific candidate, but APTA staff determine who will receive PT-PAC contributions.
Contributions of $100 or more during a calendar year will be made public on PT-PAC's website. The PAC will honor request for anonymous contributions.
APTA dues cannot be put towards the PAC. It is illegal to use association dues for PAC contributions to candidates. All contributions must be separate and voluntary to PT-PAC.
There is no contribution minimum. All contributions are welcomed and appreciated. The Century Club ($100) is the lowest publicly recognized level. Student members have their own club, Student Stars, to which they can join for $20.
Learn more about personal vs. corporate contributions.
Last Updated: 7/11/2018