Louisiana OT Hill Day
LOTA's Hill Day is scheduled for Thursday April 28th. We plan to do a "work" theme and set up ergonomic stations that affect different occupations and stages of life. We will also provide the congress people with an ergonomic-type gift that represents our profession. We have had great success in the past with an interactive table setup in the rotunda that the congress people enjoy exploring. I'm sure you have all received the LOTA email describing the T-shirt contest that is currently on-going. We are hoping that attendees of Hill Day will also purchase a shirt that unifies us and brings attention to our cause! Please use the link below to register for this event. If you have more questions, please email me for more information!
And once again,
Thank you for being active members! It's people like you that get the hard stuff done!
Sam Francioni MS, LOTR
LOTA Legislative Chair
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.