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Key Contacts for Federal Affairs Needed

09-Mar-2023 1:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

APTA Montana is looking for a an APTA member to serve as a Key Contact for Congressman Matt Rosendale D2. He has district offices in Billings, Great Falls and Helena.

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.

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, and 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.

If you are interested in serving in this role, email Ricardo Fernandez, APTA Montana's Federal Affairs Liaison at fernandez23@usa.net.

Thank you to Brenda Mahlum, Missoula, who served APTA Montana for over 6 years as Federal Affairs Liaison, and to Ricardo Fernandez for volunteering to serve in this role. 

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