PT-PAC was formed to empower physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to be more involved in the determination of federal laws and policies. APTA created a mechanism that would allow the physical therapy profession to channel its financial and grassroots support to help elect candidates to Congress who are responsive to the physical therapy profession's goals and viewpoints.
PT-PAC can accept either personal (called hard money) or corporate (called soft money) contributions from APTA members. Unfortunately PT-PAC cannot use these contributions in the same way. In fact, the contributions received by PT-PAC must be separated by hard money or soft money and deposited into different banking accounts.
Contributions that come from a personal checking account or credit card can be used for campaign contributions to congressional candidates running for Congress or to political parties. 100% of personal contributions received from APTA members go directly to candidates running for Congress who are responsive to the physical therapy profession's goals and viewpoints. Donations must be made by an APTA member. Donate Now.
It is illegal to disburse corporate contributions to federal political campaigns. Corporate contributions that come from a business checking account or credit card can be used only to pay the administrative costs of PT-PAC. Administrative costs include telemarketing expenses, staff expenses, incentive gifts to higher club levels, etc, and donations to help defray those costs are accepted and welcomed. Corporate donations must be made by an APTA member. Donate Now.
Last Updated: 7/11/2018