Michigan Occupational Therapy Association

Friends of OT in MI PAC

Friends of OT in Michigan PAC is a voluntary, nonprofit, nonpartisan Political Action Committee of members from the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association. It was reactivated on June 30th, 2014. Since then, the Friends of OT have raised more than $7,000 through donations.

Purpose of the Friends of OT in Michigan PAC:
To raise funds that supports the election of legislators at the state level who are supportive of the profession of occupational therapy.

  • Support the profession of OT in Michigan
  • Increase the awareness of and support for OT among legislators

Ways to Get Involved in the PAC:

  • Participate in the MiOTA Conference Silent Auction by donating items (in-kind donation) and bidding to raise funds.
  • Volunteer on the Advocacy committee
  • Provide financial donations throughout the year. Any MiOTA member can make a donation, including students!

Activities over the past year, 2020-2021:
In 2020 the Friends of OT in Michigan PAC was challenged because MiOTA could not have a face-to-face conference. Focusing on face-masks and related items, we were able to host a contest as well as virtual bidding on handcrafted donations from our members during the 2020 Virtual MiOTA Fall Conference. Our members stepped up with amazingly creative mask donations and lots of bidding, and this raised $480.00 for the PAC. our member's generosity allowed the PAC to work with the MiOTA Advocacy committee and our lobbyist to identify supportive legislators to support financially. $2000 in donations were made by the Friends of OT in Michigan PAC over the past year, including contributions to:

  • Senator Adam J Hollier
  • Senator Curt VanderWall
  • State Representative Angela Witwer
  • State Representative Bronnea Kahle

Thank you for your support.  
Claudette Stork Reid, OTL
Friends of OT in Michigan PAC