Moving physical therapy forward for our patients and our profession.

The MPT-PAC is a Political Action Committee whose purpose is to educate legislators and candidates in support of the profession of physical therapy. Maintaining a financially strong political action committee is the best way to ensure that your profession stays healthy and strong. If you have any questions about the MPT-PAC, please contact the MPTA office at (800) 242-8131. Please go to the MPT-PAC Donation page on the MPTA website to make your contribution.

MPT-PAC Statement of Organization
Michigan Bureau of Elections PAC Manual

The objectives of the MPT-PAC are:
  • To promote the profession.
  • Support candidates running for the Michigan State House and Senate that are sensitive to the issues that affect your profession.
  • Educate legislators and candidates about our profession.
  • Coordinate and facilitate district and statewide PAC fundraising activities that are necessary support these objectives
  • Distribute expenditures according to MPTA legislative goals.
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MPT-PAC News

 

MPTA Endorsements for Candidates at the State Level - 2016 Elections

posted: November 04, 2016

Here are the 2016 MPTA Election Endorsements for Candidates at the State Level

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GVSU Wins the Annual College War and Eastern District Wins the District War

posted: April 07, 2016

The MPT-PAC would like to  congratulate Grand Valley State University for winning College Wars VI and collecting the prestigious "Golden Goniometer" and Delta College for winning the PTA school contest and the "Freedom Gait Belt" for the second year in a row.  Overall, the students helped make this our most successful student drive to date.  We also held our first "Plank for the PAC" competition which was won by Ashley Avery from GVSU with an amazing time of 8 minutes and 3 seconds, which destroyed my time of 96 seconds.

In District Wars XIII, the Eastern District again prevailed followed by Western, Northern and the Upper Peninsula Districts in that order. 

The 2016 Spring Conference was one of our most successful overall for MPT-PAC, which was a much needed boost in revenue.  This influx will help MPT-PAC moving forward as we continue to attend fundraisers in Lansing and educate legislators on all of the positive benefits physical therapy provides to their constituents.  We could still use your help now as we look to meet new challenges in Lansing.

Please consider making a 2016 contribution to MPT-PAC.  A club level contribution of at least $100 would be greatly appreciated.  If that is too much for you, please consider at least making a $20 contribution.  Every dollar donated helps!

Edward Mathis, PT, DPT

MPT-PAC Chair

 

 

Thank You to our 2015 Club Level Contributors

posted: April 07, 2016

The MPT-PAC would like to thank the following individuals for making contributions at the club level in 2015:

Lake Superior Club

Janet Downey

Jake Jakubiak Kovacek

Gina Otterbein

Katherine Palazzolo

Susan Talley

Lake Michigan Club

Deborah Doherty

Brian Gilbert

Meri Goehring

Edward Mathis

Craig Miller

Chris Moore

Jeff Moore

John Peck

Lake Huron Club

Kaelee Brockway

Reyna Colombo

Karin Crute

Loren & Vicki DeVinney

Teresa Duncan

Ann Fox

Stan Guest

Mary Ann Herrmann

Holly Hester

Chris Hinze

Neal Johnson

Melodie Kondratek

Vijay Kumar

Matthew Likins

Peter Loubert

Tim McGuire

Elizabeth Mostrom

Ed Orloff

Leah Parizon-Mitteer

Steven Pedley

Suzanne Perkins

Cindy Pfalzer

Meagan Sechnick

Michael Shoemaker

Martin Sytsema

Kathleen Walworth

Gwen Warby-Marsh

Tim Zipple

 

Thank you very much for everyone that contributed in 2015! We appreciate your support and hope that you consider making a club level contribution in 2016.

Why Donate to the MPT-PAC?

By financially supporting the MPT-PAC you will ensure that a single voice dedicated to protecting and advancing the profession of physical therapy will be heard where it is needed most: the state capital. The MPT-PAC educates legislators so that they can come to realize that the services and functions physical therapy professionals provide to the community are extremely beneficial.

FAQs About MPT-PAC

The MPT-PAC is a Political Action Committee whose purpose is to educate legislators and candidates in support of the profession of physical therapy. Maintaining a financially strong political action committee is the best way to ensure that your profession stays healthy and strong. If you have any questions about the MPT-PAC, please contact the MPTA office at (800) 765-7848 x7119. Please go to the MPT-PAC Donation page on the MPTA website to make your contribution.

Any individual can contribute to the MPT-PAC, but no corporate donations can be accepted. The MPT-PAC is not supported by MPTA membership dues. MPTA legislative successes are funded entirely from donations to the MPT-PAC. Advances in physical therapy practice in Michigan are contingent upon your generous gifts. You can donate online or send a check payable to MPT PAC, 124 West Allegan Street, Suite 1900, Lansing, MI 48933.

By financially supporting the MPT-PAC you will ensure that a single voice dedicated to protecting and advancing the profession of physical therapy will be heard where it is needed most: the state capital. The MPT-PAC educates legislators so that they can come to realize that the services and functions physical therapy professionals provide to the community are extremely beneficial.

The MPT-PAC, is a Political Action Committee that purpose is to support and protect the profession of Physical Therapy. If you have any questions about the MPT-PAC please contact the office at MPTA office at 1-800-999-2782 x3251. If you would like to donate, visit the MPT-PAC Donation page.

Direct consumer access: Patients need full consumer access to physical therapy services to enable the profession to be able to provide the best patient care. Reimbursement: Developing and moving forward in the area of reimbursement will enable physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to deliver high quality care and also be reimbursed at fair and equitable rates with third party reimbursement. Insurance: Moving forward in developing firm relationships with insurers, self-insured companies, and payers of all kinds will ensure that the public is obtaining high quality, cost effective and accessible physical therapy care. The MPT-PAC is trying to work toward the reduction or elimination of referral-for-profit arrangements.
Contributing to the MPT-PAC allows one to have an increased ability to contact one\'s local legislators, increased ability to be perceived as a local health care leader, increased opportunity to affect a legislator's image of one's facility and physical therapy services, and increased success in shaping health care policy in Michigan.
Donations are used to make contributions to candidates running for political offices.
No, the MPT-PAC is bi-partisan. Our giving is not based on party labels. We focus strictly on physical therapy and therefore contribute to candidates that support the protection and growth of the profession of physical therapy.

The committee assesses the previous track record of the incumbents such as accessibility to MPT-PAC and MPTA leadership and our advocates, whether they carried legislation on behalf of physical therapy, or if they spoke in support of physical therapy bills. If the incumbent had any committee assignments and leadership positions is also taken into account.

If no incumbent is running, we talk to the candidate(s) in an attempt to see what he/she knows about the practice of physical therapy and if he/she is sympathetic to our views. This also provides us the opportunity to educate potential new legislators about who physical therapists are and what they do. In addition, we encourage the input of local physical therapists and rely on political intelligence to assist us in determining if the candidate is "electable."

The MPT-PAC is not supported by MPTA membership dues. MPTA legislative successes are funded entirely from donations to the MPT-PAC.
Donate to MPT-PAC Here or send a check payable to MPT-PAC, 124 West Allegan Street, Suite 1900, Lansing, MI 48933.
Every contribution is important. Even small contributions of $5 to $10 can make a difference.
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 MPT-PAC report is filed with the State Board of Elections in Lansing, Michigan.
No. We are required to report all donations to the State Board of Elections and this information is publicly available including: donor name, address, phone, and email; donor employer and address; and gift amount.
Address
124 West Allegan Street, Suite 1900, Lansing, MI 48933
Phones
Donation Support: 1-800-765-7848 x7119
Email Addresses
Donation Support: mpta@mpta.com

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