“Speak Up!” is an Illinois Chiropractic Society publication that serves as our legislative action guide for members. With the exception of “How a Bill Becomes a Law,” produced by the State Legislative Research Unit, all the materials here within were created in house, using the best information available to us.

It is our goal to provide our doctors with the tools and resources to be able to approach participation in the legislative process. The ICS is not a single-issue organization. Our own doctors may have varying opinions on what issues are the most pressing, and we need to manage our resources to best represent the profession as a whole. Above all, it is important to remember that we are all representing the profession and need to conduct ourselves in the most professional manner possible.

Always be polite, be honest, and remember that goals are achieved by working with the process, not by simply making the most noise.

The profession has had an exciting last few years at the Statehouse, and we expect many more to come. This guide should help prepare you to be the best advocate you can be.

Thank you for all that you do.