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 $25 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.
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PT-PAC is a separate segregated fund established by APTA and is a federally registered political action committee. The contributions the PT-PAC receives are used to support federal candidates and committees who support physical therapy issues. Contributions to PT-PAC by APTA members are voluntary and any person has the right to refuse to contribute without reprisal. The contribution guidelines are merely suggestions and a person may contribute more, less or not at all without concern of favor or disadvantage by APTA. Corporate donations will not be used by PT-PAC for contributions but will be used exclusively to pay for the administrative and operating expenses of PT-PAC. Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal tax purposes. Federal law requires PT-PAC to request the name, address, occupation, and employer for each person whose contributions exceed two hundred dollars ($200.00) in a calendar year.
Last Updated: 8/30/2017