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Come to the Missouri Capitol and show lawmakers that PTs, PTAs and students care about their profession and their patients! Be the voice of physical therapy. Register by February 21st!

2/28/2017
When: Tuesday, February 28th
Where: Missouri State Capitol
201 W Capitol Ave
Jefferson City, Missouri  65101
United States
Contact: Carol Kemna
573-556-6730


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Join your colleagues at the State Capitol in Jefferson City on February 28th, 2017!
 Educate our legislators about the physical therapy profession and advocate on behalf of our patients.  


Earn 4 hours of CE to PTs and PTAs who attend.  An educational PowerPoint will be distributed to all registrants to help prepare you, so it is important that you register.  You must view the PowerPoint prior to Lobby Day to earn the CE. Sign-in and out is requiredPlease arrive to the Millbottom by 7:00 a.m. located at 400 W Main St, Jefferson City, MO 65101 (just north of the Capitol). There is free parking in the rear of the building and across the street, but we highly recommend car-pooling.  We are not serving breakfast, but an excellent coffee shop, Three Story Coffee, is located right next to The Millbottom if you would like to purchase coffee or snacks on your own.  After some instruction at The Millbottom, we will walk one block to the Missouri State Capitol.  


AGENDA:

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – MPTA Lobby Day Kick-off, Meet at The Millbottom: 400 W Main St, Jefferson City, MO 65101 (tall brick building located next to the Red Wheel Bike Shop and Three Story Coffee.  Parking available.

8:00 a.m.  – 8:15 a.m. – Walk to the Capitol, go through security check point at North or South entrances, and gather in the First Floor RotundaGuides will be in the group to help you.  Firearms or other weapons are not allowed.  A beverage is allowed in your purse or hand, but all bags and pockets will be checked and or emptied. 

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Welcome Message from legislators, First Floor Rotunda

8:30 a.m. –10:00 a.m. –  Attendees will be divided into groups (each with a PT or PTA leader) to make legislative visits.  You are encouraged to walk the halls, meet with legislators, and distribute MPTA information to legislative office 

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. -  Exit the capitol through any door and meet back at The Millbottom to discuss visits.  Pizza will be served.  CE Certificates will be distributed to PTs and PTAs who attend.

Lobby Day is the perfect opportunity to meet legislators face to face, thank them for their past support of the physical therapy industry, and educate them on the critical role PTs and PTAs play in Missouri’s healthcare system.   Need to learn more about our legislative initiatives for ’17?  Check out this link:  Legislative News & Updates  We also encourage you to download the APTA Action App to your mobile device from the app store prior to Lobby Day.

PLEASE WATCH YOUR E-MAIL FOR INFORMATON ON OUR LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS FOR THIS SESSION.  THE STATUS OF BILLS CAN CHANGE QUICKLY.  We may also use this time in the Capitol to build relationships and ensure the physical therapy profession is protected and growing.  We need to show PTs, PTAs, and students are aware that legislators CAN and DO influence your practice.  Please join us to show your support!

A strong presence at Lobby Day means a stronger voice in legislative matters that influence our practice and our patients.  You can make a difference by making this trip to Jefferson City!
 

We look forward to seeing you on February 28th!

Mark Your Calendars for future MPTA Lobby Days, 4th Tuesday of February EVERY year!

Questions about Lobby Day? Contact Carol Kemna, Executive Director at ckemna@bardgett.net

 


Legislative News & Updates - Click this link to learn more about current and past legislative priorities for the MPTA

 

Advocacy Training - Click this link to learn more about how important advocacy is to your profession

 

Legislator Lookup - Click this link to find your local Missouri and U.S. legislators.

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