It is Vital for Recreational Therapists to VOTE!

canstockphoto5429849I just read an interesting article about the recreational therapy students from Temple University who went to see their Congressman G.T. Thompson (who is the only CTRS) in Congress. G.T. formerly served as an ATRA president too.

Tuesday is election day!

It is important for recreational therapists to get out there and vote.

Sometimes there are bills in congress that could have a major impact on recreational therapists if they were passed.

Our national association, ATRA provides us Rec Therapists with action alerts when these bills are presented.

And I’m always grateful for the work Thomas Skalko has done for public policy.

I believe it was Thom who informed me during an ATRA training that votes have a “score card.” It doesn’t tell who you voted for. It does give a score of how often you vote. The more a person votes the higher their score.

In the future – there will be bills presented in Congress that will impact health care and recreational therapy.

Recreational therapists will get the action alert to contact their representative to get their support.

However, what if you’re not a voter? Your voice might not count. The representative might not take your concerns serious because you’re not even going to get out there and vote regardless of her (or his) decision and action as your representative.

So – go vote.

It’s time to vote. And when it’s time to earn CEUs – remember Danny Pettry’s Rec Therapy CEUs because it is helpful and convenient to use. go here: http://www.DannyPettry.com 

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