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09/02/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/02/2020 12:15

Upcoming Opportunities To Add Your Voice to APTA Advocacy Efforts

Join us for a '#FightTheCut Virtual Rally' on Sept. 10 and our Flash Action Strategy Sept. 15-16.

Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

We can respond to the current challenges facing our profession, and we can help shape its future. But we need your voice.

Two important advocacy opportunities are now ready for your participation in the coming days: On Sept. 10 APTA's first-ever Virtual Rally will focus on our fight against the proposed 9% payment cut, and on Sept. 15-16 the student-led APTA Flash Action Strategy will support PT-PAC. Here's a breakdown of what's happening and when.

Sept. 10: APTA #FightTheCut Virtual Rally

All-day event; APTA Live streaming event at 9 a.m. ET, with APTA Live check-ins at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Join APTA staff, association leaders, and fellow PTs, PTAs, and students in a one-day push to deliver thousands of messages to lawmakers pressing Congress stop a 9% cut to Medicare payment for physical therapy proposed by CMS. Add your voice to our rally by visiting the APTA Legislative Action Center on Sept. 10 to send a letter to your members of Congress.

Sept. 14: APTA Flash Action Strategy Kickoff Rally

APTA Live streaming event, 8 p.m. ET (RSVP recommended)

APTA's student-led Flash Action Strategy is a two-day advocacy press that brings attention to important issues for the profession. This year, the focus is on the APTA PT-PAC, the political action committee instrumental in building relationships with members of Congress and staff. This year's FAS will begin with a virtual pep rally you won't want to miss. Visit APTA's Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube channel to tune in.

September 15-16: APTA Flash Acton Strategy

Two-day, virtual advocacy event

Join PT and PTA students across the country in generating support for PT-PAC, the association's political action committee. Participation only takes a few minutes, but it can make a big impact. Prepare now by registering for the kick-off rally, learning how the FAS works, and checking out five things you need to know about PT-PAC.