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Legislative Action Day

 About 40 to 50 GOTA members stand inside the capital smiling during 2019 OT Legislative Day in GA. In the right lower corner of the photo a white circle states "save the date! 2020 Georgia Occupational Therapy Legislative Day Jan 29th 2020, 8:30-11:30am room 230 CAP Georgia State Capital Building"

Please make plans to attend this year’s Georgia Occupational Therapy Legislative Day. This is your opportunity to advocate for issues that support occupational therapy practice in Georgia and educate legislators about our profession. Legislative Day is on January 29, 2020 (Wednesday) from 8:30 to 11:30 AM. We will all meet in Room 230 CAP at the Georgia State Capitol Bldg.  
The goal for the 2020 Legislative Day is to thank our legislators who supported HB 253 and get their continued support on current legislation important to occupational therapy practitioners.  Legislative Day will begin at 8:30 am with an update on legislative issues facing occupational therapy and a short session on how to effectively converse with your legislators. Throughout the morning, you will have opportunities to meet with your legislators.  Come be a part of this fun and exciting day of advocacy and networking. See you in Atlanta!

 

Information on directions, parking, accessibility, and security: 

Directions to the Georgia State Capitol 

From the South:
Take I-75/85 North to Exit 245 (Capitol Avenue).
At the bottom of the exit ramp, continue straight through the stop sign. 
At the first traffic light, turn left onto Hank Aaron Drive. 
The Capitol will be approximately one mile down on the left.
From the North:
Take I-75/85 South to Exit 248A (Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive). 
Bear right onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
The Capitol will be on the left.
From the East:
Take I-20 West to Exit 58A (Capitol Avenue). 
Turn right on Capitol Avenue. 
The Capitol will be approximately one mile down on the left.
From the West:
Take I-20 East to Exit 56B (Windsor St./Spring St./Stadium). 
At the third light, turn left onto Central Avenue. 
Go to Mitchell Street and turn right. 
The Capitol will be two blocks down on the left.

Parking

Buses and 15-passenger or larger vans are allowed to park on the west side of Washington Street in front of the Capitol on most week days. Capitol events or security threats may make this space unavailable. In those cases, buses will be rerouted by Capitol security.

Public parking is available in several locations surrounding the Capitol. Parking fees vary by lot. Certain lots may be closed due to the legislative session.

The following lots are always open to the public if spaces are available:

  • Steve Polk Plaza Parking is located on M.L. King, Jr., Drive, one block from the Capitol

  • A surface lot is located on Memorial Drive, one block from the Capitol

  • Underground Parking: A parking garage is located on the north side of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, two blocks from the Capitol

Accessibility

Parking: Spaces for visitors with disabilities are located on Mitchell Street. Vehicles may stop briefly at the loading zone to drop off passengers.

Entrances: Visitors in wheelchairs may enter the Capitol from the loading zone off of Mitchell Street and from Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive via ramps which provide access to the first (ground) floor.

Elevators: The elevators are located on the east and west sides of the Capitol.

Restrooms: Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on the first, third and fourth floors of the Capitol building. Facilities for ladies are located on the first floor, inside the Capitol Avenue entrance and on the third floor in room 342. Mens' facilities can be found on the first floor and on the fourth floor adjacent to the House Gallery.

Water Fountains: Accessible water fountains can be found near the first floor restrooms on the east side of the Capitol and inside the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive entrance.

Telephones: Both a TDD and a Volume Control Telephone are located on the first floor of the Capitol in the restroom area.

Galleries: Wheelchair spaces are provided in the Senate and House galleries and most legislative committee meeting rooms are accessible.

Capitol Grounds: The paths leading to points of interest on the Capitol grounds are paved.

Security

In compliance with security regulations, all visitors must enter the Capitol through a metal detector; the X-ray machine must examine hand-carried items. No weapons, including pocketknives, are allowed in the Capitol. These items should be left in a vehicle because security is not able to hold these items. In addition, off-duty law enforcement officers will not be allowed to carry their weapons while they are inside the Capitol

For more information: https://gov.georgia.gov/capitol-information-and-directions

Questions?

Contact Audrey Gargiullo, AOTA Representative Assembly GA Representative via [email protected].

 

 

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Feel like you need to make a bigger impact in your profession? Want to help advance Occupational Therapy in the state of Georgia? GOTA is the perfect organization to get started! We are actively looking for members to fill different executive board and committee positions. If you would like to get more involved, please click on the link below to learn more.

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