The impact to the profession through the influence of the PTPAC, the political action committee of the American Physical Therapy Association is a direct result from those who support our advocacy efforts through a commitment to PTPAC. We hope you will continue to support APTA's advocacy efforts in the coming years. Thank you.
PTPAC, the political action committee of the American Physical Therapy Association disbursed more than $1.1 million in direct contributions to federal candidates, leadership PACs, and national political party committees. Direct contributions made by PTPAC 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, PTPAC 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, PTPAC supported:
- 254 candidates for election (232 candidates won)
- 25 newly elected Representatives to Congress
APTA Member Participation and Donations
PTPAC raised more than $1.52 million in the 2017-2018 election cycle. Personal contributions to PTPAC in 2018 decreased by 3.7% compared to 2017 and business contributions decreased by 5.4%. Business contributions to PTPAC 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 PTPAC (6.9% PTs, 2.8% PTAs, and 1.5% Students). Overall participation decreased by 0.8% from last year, the average contribution to PTPAC is $142.49. PT-PAC Eagle club participation continues to enhance PTPAC’s efforts on Capitol Hill with 524 individuals participating.