OTAO Advocacy Day 2020
March 3, 2020 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Support Occupational Therapy in Oregon
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 for a day of hands-on education and interaction with your state legislators. For the 2020 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
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!!
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.
***Note: This information will be required for registration***
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Advocacy Day Event
*Bring your own lunch
Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301
Free for OTAO Members
Free for Non-Members
How long should each of my meetings last?
You should expect each of your meetings to last around 15 – 30 minutes, depending on availability of staff or the Member of House/Senate. It will take you approximately 5 – 10 minutes to get back and forth between the Senate side and the House side.
What should I wear to my meetings?
Business attire is appropriate. However, be sure to wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking.