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APTA National - Become an APTA Key Contact

Starts: 04-01-2021
Location: Online Opportunity

Description:

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 are vital in establishing valuable relationships with legislators to increase awareness of the issues that face the physical therapy profession. Key Contacts are encouraged to meet with their members throughout the year and provide feedback on the meetings to the APTA Government Affairs Department. Get started by sending your interest today!

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Establishing and maintaining a relationship with members of Congress and their staff.
  • Providing information on critical physical therapy issues to members of Congress.
  • Developing 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.
Tasks can range from sending informational materials to your member of Congress and their staff, meeting with them virtually on APTA priority issues, and can take anywhere from two minutes for smaller tasks to an hour if you have a meeting. Forming and building these relationships are incredibly important to the future of the physical therapy profession.

Questions? Please reach out at advocacy@apta.org

Qualifications:

Advocacy
Communications
Federal Agencies
Other
Policy and Administration
Social media

Volunteers Needed:

435 (431 open slots)

Experience Required:

No experience

Contact:

Laura Keivel
APTA