TPTA PAC (Texas Physical Therapy Association Political Action Committee) is your political action committee. It raises funds for and provides financial assistance to, Texas public officials who actively support the PT profession. When you contribute to the TPTA-PAC you are helping your profession to be visible in the legislative and political process. Your investment helps give the PT profession a voice in helping elect lawmakers who pass laws and regulations that affect PTs and PTAs EVERY DAY. Our goal for this year is to raise $85,000, and we're well on our way. 

What are the TPTA-PAC's objectives?
The objectives of the PAC are to promote the profession and to support candidates running for the Texas State House and Senate that are sensitive to the issues that affect your profession. A vibrant and strong PAC will help the profession counter the political influences of insurers and other health care professionals who want to control the practice of Physical Therapy.

What does the TPTA-PAC do for me?
By contributing to the TPTA-PAC, you can have increased ability to contact your local legislators; increased ability to be perceived as a local health care leader; increased opportunity to affect a legislator's image of your facility and physical therapy services and increased success in shaping health care policy in Texas.  

The TPTA-PAC supports our legislators who risk their future to support physical therapists and our goal to secure a future that assures the public access to professionally autonomous physical therapist services.  Donations to the TPTA-PAC will be used for campaign and lobbying expenses.
Where does the TPTA-PAC receive its funds from?
The TPTA-PAC receives funds from:
1. Voluntary contributions added on to your APTA/TPTA dues. You can donate to the Texas PT PAC when you renew your association dues.
2. Direct contributions from individuals and practices/facilities. 

Who can contribute to the TPTA-PAC?
Any individual or company can contribute to the TPTA-PAC. Contributions received from individuals go directly to the TPTA PAC.  Contributions received by company credit card or check are routed to the Admin Fund, which supports research and administration for the TPTA PAC.

Individual members, non-members and practices who wish to support the mission and purpose of the TPTA-PAC can make a contribution by contacting the office or sending a check or money order to:
166 Hargraves Drive, Suite C-400-148
Austin, TX 78737

Can I make an anonymous TPTA-PAC contributions?
No.  We are required to be reported to the State Board of Elections and this information is publicly available. Anonymous donations can be made to the TPTA-PAC Administrative Fund.

Are contributions tax deductible?
Contributions made to political campaigns and political action committees are NOT tax deductible and are reported to the Board of Elections.  A copy of the TPTA-PAC report will be filed with the State Board of Elections and will be available from the State Board of Electios, Austin, Texas.

Suggested Contribution Levels

  Lump Sum Payment Plan
Student Starter $25 N/A
New Professional (0-5 years out) $125 $25/month for 6 months ($150 total)
Early Career (5-15 years out) $250 $50/month for 6 months ($300 total)
Mid-Career (15-25 years out) $500 $100/month for 6 months ($600 total)
Over 25 years/Practice Owner Level $1000 $250/month for 6 months ($1500 total)