Key Contact for Federal
The PTeam grassroots network is a vital link to APTA’s success on Capitol Hill. All PTeam members receive updates on federal legislation including Action Alerts, newsletters, and Information Bulletins. Through the alerts, PTeam members are asked to contact their members of Congress on particular issues of concern to their patients and the physical therapy profession.
Any APTA member can join the PTeam and stay up-to-date on the latest legislative and regulatory news impacting the physical therapy profession.
The Key Contacts are APTA members who serve as the primary contacts with their Senators or Representative in the United States Congress. There can be more than one key contact for a member of Congress. Key Contacts establish valuable relationships with legislators to increase awareness of the issues that face the physical therapy profession.
Key Contact Roles & Responsibilities:
Establish and maintain a relationship with members of Congress and their staff
Provide information on critical physical therapy issues to members of Congress
Develop a network of physical therapists that live in the state/congressional district who will write letters or make telephone calls to legislators in support of APTA’s public policy priorities
If you have a personal connection to a legislator or are interested in building a relationship with your Senators or House Representative, e-mail [email protected] to become a key contact.