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 (This is generally automated now, so easy)
If you have a personal connection to a legislator or are interested in building a relationship with your Senators or House Representative, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to become a key contact.