Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th
It is now barely a week until the election! Verify with the local election board that you are registered to vote and make a plan for when you will cast your ballot. Your vote is a very powerful way to participate in policy-making.
Advocacy Opportunity 1:
Be sure to complete the ultimate act of civic engagement—voting for those who represent you and your interests. Please don’t miss the voting booth because you have a full day at the office or if you are in-transit to the PPS Annual Conference! PPS encourages those who will be traveling to the PPS Conference on Election Day to vote using an absentee ballot or in-person if early-voting is available in your state. Deadlines to apply for an absentee ballot , but can be due as early as 3 weeks prior to election. to apply for an absentee ballot before it’s too late!
Speaking Up on Behalf of Private Practice Physical Therapists
Engage with Candidates for Elected Office
Election day is fast approaching, candidates are spending a lot of time in public meeting with voters. As a PPS Key Contact, you are well prepared to make this into a dialogue instead of a monologue. Keep engaging with your legislator as well as the candidate(s) running for the seat in Congress. With each engagement you enhance a candidate’s understanding of the unique value of physical therapy provided in a private practice setting.
All seats in the House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate seats will be contested this fall. Remember that whether or not you engage could impact the laws passed by those in Congress—in order to serve you and the needs of your patients they need to know and understand the legislative and advocacy priorities of the Section. The conversations your fellow PPS Key Contacts have been having with their Members of Congress have worked. This past month we added 4 new cosponsors to the CONNECT for Health Act(H.R.2556/S.1016)—Reps. Bruce Poliquin (ME-2), Brian Higgins (NY-26), Grace Napolitano (CA-32), and Ann Kuster (NH-2). Additionally, Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-8) signed onto the Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act(H.R.1639/S.619) as a cosponsor.
Advocacy Opportunity 2:
See the July Legislative Update for templates, talking points, and scripts to use when engaging with candidates. Please take a photo of your meeting and tweet it as a thank you to the Member of Congress/candidate for the meeting, be sure to add #_________ so we can retweet it!
For one-pagers, talking points, and information on PPS’s legislative priorities and activities,
visit the Advocacy section at