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.

 
 
  Image: AOTA.org, 2017

Image: AOTA.org, 2017

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.

 
  Image: TimeShare.net, 2017

Image: TimeShare.net, 2017

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!