Michigan Occupational Therapy Association

Lansing Lobby Day 2023

 Its time to advocate!

Thursday, March 2nd, 2023

8:00 aM - 2:15 pM

Anderson House Office Building 

Open to all MiOTA members, non members, OT's, OTA's, & students!

Click here to register for the eventRegistration Form



ADVOCACY TOPICS FOR LOBBY DAY

What can OT do your you?

Interstate Compact

The role of OT in Mental Health and Behavioral Health 


Download the Lobby Day talking points infographic: Talking Points


Preparation webinar

February 2, 2023 from 7-8 pm EST

Click here to register: Lobby Day Preparation Webinar



Join the Advocacy Committee for a Lobby Day preparation webinar. We will discuss an overview of the event, etiquette when talking with representatives, interstate compact information, and the role of OT in mental health and behavioral health. 

Everyone is welcome to attend even if you cannot attend Lobby Day, please join us to learn about year round advocating.

The webinar will be recorded and posted on line for the month of February.



Lobby Day Schedule

8:00 am  - Check in, breakfast, and social hour (Mackinac Room, Anderson House Office Building)9:00 am - Welcome and Lobby Day overview (Advocacy Committee)9:30 am - Legislative Updates (Bret Marr, MiOTA Lobbyist)10:00 am - Attend House Meeting (if in session)10:30 am - Meet with representatives (small group, pairs or individual)12:30 - 1:15 - Lunch (on your own)1:15 pm - Regroup, debrief on the representative meetings2:15 pm - Dismiss


Contact hours will be provided for attendance for MiOTA members.


Lobby Day Details

Location: Anderson House Office Building
Mackinac Room
124 North Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933

Parking:  Parking in the ramp on the corner of Grand and Ottawa.
There is a fee for all parking. 
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Dress Code: Business casual, your company logo apparel, or your university logo apparel. 

Email Communication: You will receive an email 1 week before the event with the time, place, and name of the representative you are meeting. If you do not receive an email by 2/27/2023, please contact advocacy@miota.org


Everyday Advocacy

Year round advocacy occurs everyday. Contact your representative, attend a representative coffee hour, or invite a representative to your university or employer to meet and discuss these advocacy initiatives. Share your advocacy events and pictures with MiOTA by emailing so we can post on our social media. 

Find your State Representative
If you don't know your state house district number: click on "members" tab, followed by "MI district locator"; enter your home address to find the district you live in.
To find state representative based on district number, click on "members" tab, "list all representatives," then click on "all representatives" button.

Find your State Senator
On the main page, go to "find your senator"

Contact advocacy@miota.org with any questions