California State Capitol 2010 Legislative Conference

On Michael Dorausch, DC

There is a legislative conference for chiropractors being held at the California State Capitol on Tuesday, May 11. I’d been meaning to post the information earlier but didn’t get around to it until today, sorry for the short notice.

The event is put on by the California Chiropractic Association (CCA) and there’s also going to be a CCA Political Action Committee (CCPAC) fundraiser taking place on the same day. Featured speaker of the assembly is the Hon. John Perez, who will be speaking at the morning session.

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It’s too late for early registration but I think you can still call the CCA for registration information to avoid at the door pricing. CCA phone number in Sacramento is 916-648-2727.

Within the profession, chiropractic’s role in solving the health care crisis is undeniable. According to the CCA, phone calls and letter writing by doctors and their patients on legislative issues of importance are critical in educating lawmakers. But nothing beats the opportunity to meet with your state assembly member and senator to learn firsthand a lawmaker’s thoughts on the issues and answers to your questions. Chiropractor that attend will have an opportunity to demonstrate to legislators the importance of chiropractic’s issues, and attendees will be able to observe up close how a bill becomes law.

The morning session is taking place at the Esquire IMAX Theatre 1211 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. registration is at 9 AM and the conference begins at 10 AM going until 12 noon. The session includes an intense legislative overview segment and discussions on the “ins and outs” of grassroots effective lobbying. Coupled with that is interesting keynote speakers and video presentations. It will be a jampacked morning at the IMAX.

Afternoon legislative appointments include networking and opportunities for chiropractors and other attendees to meet up with assembly members and State Senators. The afternoon event takes place at the state Capitol on 10th Street and L Street – Sacramento, CA 95814. Begins at 1:30 PM and goes until 4 PM. Lunch for attendees is on your own but CCA has a list of restaurants close to the capital. Plus using Google maps you can locate dozens of restaurants near the state Capitol. A brief glance I see an alehouse brewery, a steaks and seafood house, and plenty of other well reviewed places to get a bite to eat.

Fundraiser For CCPAC: (from the CCA) The purpose of CCPAC is to help elect candidates to the state legislature who are pro-chiropractic. Organized medicine, managed care organizations and other anti-chiropractic forces continue to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to elect candidates that do not value the chiropractic profession. We are facing an election in November and thus, have a great opportunity to support pro-chiropractic candidates. CCPAC also provides ongoing support to pro-chiropractic legislators.

The fundraiser event is taking place at the Pyramid Alehouse Brewery (listed on the map link above) at 1029 K Street – Sacramento, CA 95814. Event begins at 3 PM and goes until 4:30 PM. It is a separate event from the legislative conference and attendees must register separately. Contact CCA in Sacramento for more information 916-648-2727.

3 thoughts on “California State Capitol 2010 Legislative Conference”

  1. Chiropractic is truly unique in that we have the capacity to help so many different people with so many different problems. I’ve always believed that although Chiropractic may not be for everyone it can certainly help everyone in some way or on some level of the health spectrum.

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