Louisiana Legislation Day
LOTA holds an annual Hill Day at the Capitol each Spring. Our lobbyist secures our spot in the Rotunda when our legislators are in session. LOTA members join in the Rotunda and meet with our legislatures to discuss current bills/issues involving OT as well as to remind our legislators why occupational therapy is vital to the lives of so many of their voters.
Thanks to our lobbyist we are able to speak to our our senators and representatives about proposed bills and the importance of OT to their voters in our Louisiana community. It is encouraging when our legislators are very familiar with what OT entails (having personal stories of their own to share) and very appreciative of our profession. However, not all are familiar with what we can provide and we're grateful for this opportunity to share our passion with our legislators.
We're also very appreciative to the legislators who take time out of their day to meet with us, share their stories, and allow us to share OT.