TOTA Day at the Capitol

We are planning for the next Day at the Capitol to coincide when the legislators return to session in 2021. The 87th Regular session begins Jan 12, 2021 - May 31, 2021. Tentative Date Feb 16, 2021.

Members—

Because it is an off-session interim year, we will not be hosting a TOTA Day at the Capitol in 2020. 2020 is the perfect time to visit your elected officials at home, and we would like to encourage you to take the time this year to reach out to your local State Senator and Representative and get to know them. Attend a town hall, invite them to visit your practice, ask them to coffee, go to a fundraiser if you are supporting them. There are a number of ways to engage and you have all year to do it.

We do ask that if you do get a meeting set up that you let John Luna and TOTA staff know that the meeting is taking place, either before or after. TOTA staff can provide you with one-pagers and talking points about our issues should you need them. Our legislative advisor, Denise Rose, can also assist in setting up meetings. We will be keeping track of these meetings and any follow ups that need to take place.

The 2021 Texas Legislative Session starts in less than a year, and 2020 is an important election year. Make this year and your TOTA membership work for you by engaging with your local representatives on issues that are important to you and your practice as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant. Make sure your voice is heard.

Please let us know what questions you have or how we can assist you in getting to know our elected leaders. Thank you for all you do for patients in Texas!

John Luna: [email protected]
TOTA Staff: [email protected]


Day at the Capitol - Feb. 19, 2019 

The Texas Occupational Therapy Association had the opportunity to attend Day at the Capitol in Austin! Members got to walk the Capitol hallways, visit with legislators, and experience what advocating for our profession is about. We educated members of our Texas legislature and their staff about the profession of occupational therapy.

Thank you to 200+ clinicians and students that showed up at the legislative session in Austin, TX on February 19, 2019. We spoke knowledgeably on issues that are dear to our profession and made known of our impact to our lawmakers. Special thanks to Judith Joseph, executive director of TOTA and John Luna, legislative representative of TOTA. We hope to see more of you next year.

2019 TOTA Day At The Capitol from alvin on Vimeo