Wisconsin Physical Therapy Political Action Committee
WPT-PAC was formed to empower physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to be more involved in the determination of state laws and policies. APTA Wisconsin decided to create a mechanism that would allow the physical therapy profession to channel its financial and grassroots support to help ensure that Wisconsin’s political leaders are aware of and responsive to the physical therapy profession's goals and viewpoints.
It is your personal contribution (from a personal checking account or personal credit card) that WPT-PAC uses for campaign contributions and campaign fundraisers that put our lobbyists and members face-to-face with our state’s politicians. Although WPT-PAC can accept business/corporate contributions, those can only be used to pay the administrative costs of WPT-PAC. Administrative costs could include staff expenses, fundraising event costs, etc. It is illegal to use business/corporate contributions for contributions to state political campaigns.
Help us protect and promote the practice of physical therapy in Wisconsin with your personal contribution today. Thank you for your support.
Help us Achieve Our Goal of
$25,000 by December 31, 2020
APTA Wisconsin dues cannot be used for political contributions – contributions are voluntary and must be sent separately. WPT-PAC represents the profession with Wisconsin Legislators by providing opportunities to APTA Wisconsin members and staff to voice support or opposition to proposed state legislation.
A: WPT-PAC disburses funds according to the needs of the profession at a given time, not according to a political ideology.
A: Political contributions are not tax deductible for state income purposes.
A: No. All personal contributions are put in one bank account for consideration for disbursement to state candidates based on certain criteria. APTA Wisconsin members can recommend to WPT-PAC a candidate for which it should support but the WPT-PAC committee, upon recommendation of lobbyists, will decide who will receive WPT-PAC contributions.
A: No. It is illegal to use association dues for PAC contributions to candidates. All contributions must be separate and voluntary to WPT-PAC.
A: All contributions are welcomed and appreciated.