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Congressional Affairs Tips & Tools

What is advocacy and how do you become an effective advocate for the profession? Listen to this podcast series that is intended to help AOTA members become more effective grassroots advocates for occupational therapy. Whether you are new to advocacy or more experienced, these podcasts explain how to advocate with specifics from simple to more complex.

Plan Your Trip to D.C.

Never been to the nation’s Capitol before?  Use these resources to assist you planning your trip to Capitol Hill to advocate for the profession of occupational therapy.

Organize Your Congressional Meeting

Being prepared for your meeting is important. Use the resources below to help schedule and coordinate your meeting. These resources are applicable to meetings in Washington, DC and in your home district.

Prepare a Folder for Your Member of Congress

Providing your legislator with detailed information about AOTA’s federal issues is extremely important. Please use these documents as a guide for your meeting and print them to leave behind with your legislator.

Guide Your Discussion With Talking Points

These talking points place the strongest arguments for these issues at your fingertips. Please utilize these documents to help communicate your message to your legislator.