Write to your Legislators!
It can be intimidating to write your legislator if you don't know who to write, what to write, or how to find the info to make a solid letter. Hopefully you learned how to find your legislator and identify your priorities in modules 1 and 2.
Emails are typically the best bet for written correspondence.
Email and mailing addresses can be found on your legislator's websites or through some of the resources below.
AOTA Legislative Action Center (Interactive)
Introduced in Module 2 when you learned how to identify priorities, this interactive platform allows you to send emails to your legislators and keep up-to-date with ongoing federal OT legislation. You will be re-directed to AOTA.org in a new window when you click the button below.
Starting from scratch
As with any letter or email that you write, it should be concise and informative, but also include a personal touch. Many students and clinicians have a personal experience with a client who may be affected by legislation- share that! You will be re-directed to template created by the National Education Association in a new window when you click the button below.
Of note, this would be a great idea for writing a newspaper editor!