***Note: This information will be required for registration***
Prior to the registration being available for this event, we ask that all those that are planning to attend, please look up you representatives. If you do not know who your state Senate and House Representatives, visit our Find Your Legislators page. Follow the links provided to help you determine who your representatives are. Our Lobbyist asks for this information, prior to Advocacy Day, so that she can schedule your meeting with your specific representatives.
***Priority registration must be complete by April 2nd, for the best opportunity at having a meeting scheduled with one of your representatives.***
Advocacy Day Pricing
OT/OTA Non-Members $35
OT/OTA Members $30
Associate Member $20
Student/Retired Member and Non-Members $5
8:00AM – 10:00AM Advocacy training
10:00AM – 1:00PM Networking, individual meetings with Senate and House representatives, and built-in lunch break
1:00PM – 3:00PM Attend Senate healthcare committee meeting OR Senate education committee meeting
3:00PM – 5:00PM Complete CE requirements AND debrief with OTAO legislative committee
How long should each of my meetings last?
You should expect each of your meetings to last around 15 – 20 minutes, depending on availability of staff or the Member of House/Senate.
What should I wear during this event?
Business attire is appropriate.
Call for OT Month Donations for Oregon Lobbying Efforts
Help us make a difference this OT Appreciation Month! We are excited to announce that an OT Retiree (who wishes to remain anonymous) has offered to match all donations to OTAO Lobbying efforts, up to $1000, through April 2021.
The Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon relies on the generosity of donors such as yourself to best meet your OT needs. If you would like to donate today please click the ‘Donate’ button below.
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Time: 8:00AM – 5:00PM PDT
Location: Online (via Zoom)
Continuing Education: 6 Contact Hours
Priority Registration Deadline: Friday, April 2, 2021
Final Registration Deadline: Friday, April 23, 2021
The OTAO Legislative Committee invites you to take part in a unique opportunity to learn more about the legislative process in Oregon. Join the OTAO Legislative Committee and your OTAO Lobbyist (virtually) for a day of “hands-on” education and interaction with your state legislators. For the 2021 special session, the Legislative Committee have identified a number of bills that may impact OT’s in Oregon.
(We are currently working our way through them, and plan to disseminate a voter guide in the next couple weeks, so be on the look out!)
The day will include a brief training on:
- The current legislation affecting OT
- The importance of advocacy at the state level
- Tips for interacting with legislators
- Discussion on House Bill 3360
Be prepared to show your OT expertise as you meet those people that are responsible for crafting the legislation that directly informs OT practice in Oregon. The future of Occupational Therapy in Oregon depends on our collective knowledge and engagement! We hope you will join us on this day!