Empowering The Chiropractic Patient Relationship

FAQ


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  1. What is the purpose of AdjustTheVote.org?
  2. Where did the name "AdjustTheVote.org" come from?
  3. Who sponsors "AdjustTheVote.org"?
  4. Who is a subscriber to AdjustTheVote.org?
  5. What is a PCPA,CDD and LDD subscriber?
  6. What are the types of Patient (PCPA) membershis?
  7. What are the types of Doctor (CDD) membershis?
  8. Do I have to be a member of a national or state association?
  9. What is the difference between CDD and LDD?
  10. What are PCPA and CDD qualifications?
  11. What does it cost to be a PCPA or CDD member?
  12. What is a PCPA or CDD member expected to do?
  13. Do I have to forward correspondence to a legislator or candidate?
  14. What is a "State or Local Affiliate"?
  15. Will any of my personal information be sold or rented?
  16. How is AdjustTheVote.org funded?
  17. How can I contribute financially to AdjustTheVote.org?
  18. How does AdjustTheVote.org recognize PCPA members?
  19. How can I receive my PCPA Membership Certificates?
  20. How does AdjustTheVote.org recognize CDD members?
  21. How do I receive my CDD Membership Certificates?
  22. How does a CDD enroll PCPA patients?
  23. What if a Patient has no Email Address, how can they participate?
  24. What if I have a suggestion or complaint?
  25. What if I want to resign or delete my Membership?
  26. What is the Physical Address of AdjustTheVote.org?
What is the purpose of AdjustTheVote.org?

To activate and maintain a grass roots network of chiropractors, supporters and chiropractic patients to influence local, state and federal legislation and candidates on issues important to the chiropractic profession, to include a patient’s freedom and right to choose their chiropractor, as part of their personal healthcare team.

Where did the name "AdjustTheVote.org" come from?

The chiropractic adjustment is unique. It fine tunes the nervous system by restoring communications within the body, promoting health and wellbeing.

AdjustTheVote.org is also unique. It maintains communications between chiropractors and their chiropractic patients, with their respective legislators and candidates running for public office.

As the name applies, AdjustTheVote.org promotes grass root involvement of people like you, by adjusting communications, improving education, and promoting better voting records in support and wellbeing of our citizenry.

There is one thing more important to a legislator (or candidate) than money, and that is "the vote". Hence, the name AdjustTheVote.org was conceived.

The name AdjustTheVote.org originated by action from the Representative Assembly, International Chiropractors Association (ICA), during their 2007 annual assembly meetings.

Who sponsors "AdjustTheVote.org"?

The sponsor is the ICA Political Action Committee (PAC). The PAC is the Political Action Committee for the International Chiropractors Association (ICA), a national not-for-profit trade association of independent practicing chiropractors.

Who is a subscriber to AdjustTheVote.org?

A CDD subscriber can be an individual chiropractor, including a retired chiropractor, or a student in Chiropractic College, who has agreed to participate as a Congressional District Director (CDD) and Legislative District Director (LDD), as applicable.

A PCPA subscriber can be a patient or supporter who has volunteered to participate as a member on a committee entitled, "Patients for Chiropractic Political Awareness (PCPA)".

What is a PCPA, or CDD and LDD subscriber?

A PCPA volunteer is a "Patient for Chiropractic Political Awareness" who has agreed to write and/or correspond with legislators or candidates on chiropractic issues.

A CDD and LDD is a "Congressional District Director” and “Legislative District Director" who has agreed to write and/or correspond with legislators or candidates on chiropractic issues.

Ad Hoc (temporary) subcommittees of subscribers may also be organized, including Issue Committees, and Election Campaign Committees. AdjustTheVote.org committee memberships are also voluntary.

An example of an "Issue Committee" may be something like "Chiropractic Patients (or Chiropractors) Supporting Veterans for Direct Access to Chiropractic Care".

An example of an "Election Campaign Committee" may be something like "Chiropractic Patients (or Chiropractors) to elect Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor".

If the PCPA, CDD or LDD subscriber does not support an issue or candidate, participation is not mandatory.

Types of PCPA members?

There are two types of PCPA subscribers, including General Subscribers and CDD Patient Subscribers.

A "General Subscriber" may join as a PCPA member directly online at AdjustTheVote.org. They can be chiropractic supporters or chiropractic patients. General Subscribers give permission to receive communications directly from the International Chiropractors Association, its Political Action Committee, and state and local affiliates.

A "CDD Patient Subscriber" may join as a PCPA member through a doctor's office, with a chiropractor who is a Congressional District Director (CDD). In this case, the CDD and patient may 1) opt-in to accept communications directly from the International Chiropractors Association, its Political Action Committee, and state and local affiliates, or may 2) opt-out and receive communications through the CDD doctor's office, only.

Types of CDD membership?

There are two types of CDD subscribers, including General Subscribers and Affiliate Subscribers.

A "General Subscriber" may join as a CDD member directly online at AdjustTheVote.org or by filling out an application at a function or seminar. A CDD can be a chiropractor, retired chiropractor or chiropractic student.

An "Affiliate Subscriber" may join as part of a state chiropractic association or local chiropractic society who contracts with AdjustTheVote.org for local lobbying efforts in their region to further advance or defend patients' rights and access to chiropractic care.

All CDDs and affiliate organizations give permission for direct communications between CDDs and the International Chiropractors Association, its Political Action Committee, and its state and local affiliates

Do I have to be a member of a national or state association to participate as a PCPA, or CDD and LDD?

No, but you do agree to be counted as a PCPA or CDD and LDD, as a non-voting member of the International Chiropractors Association (ICA).

What is the difference between CDD and LDD?

The difference is in title only. The title used depends on who the subscriber is writing. If the correspondence is to a member of congress (as in the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate), the title is Congressional District Director (CDD). If the correspondence is to a legislative member of a state or local jurisdiction (as in a state legislature, county, or city government), the title is Legislative District Director (LDD).

What are the qualifications of a PCPA or CDD member?

A "Patient for Chiropractic Awareness" (PCPA) is an individual patient and/or supporter of the chiropractic profession, who considers writing or corresponding with legislators and/or candidates when the urgency or request is made from the International Chiropractors Association, its Political Action Committee or a state or local affiliate.

A Congressional District Director (CDD) is an individual who is a chiropractor licensed in the state where he of she lives, or a retired chiropractor in good standing with his or her former Board of Examiners (may or may not live in the same state), or a chiropractic student who is currently enrolled in a chiropractic college, who considers writing or corresponding with legislators and/or candidates when the urgency or request is made from the International Chiropractors Association (ICA), its Political Action Committee (PAC) or a state or local affiliate.

What does it cost be a PCPA or CDD and LDD member?

There are no dues. Membership is free. Membership is also voluntary. Contributions to the ICA Political Action Committee are, however, welcomed. Voluntary fees: You may, also, choose to purchase stationery and sundry supplies from AdjustTheVote.org "Online Store". Fees would then apply. If you chose to correspond with one of your respective legislators or candidates for public office by phone or mail; telephone, postage and related usage fees would also apply. You would be responsible for those fees.

What is a PCPA or CDD member expected to do?

At a minimum: When ask to do so, consider helping preserve legal and legislative rights of a patient to chiropractic care, by communicating with respective legislators and candidates on issues important to the chiropractic community.

"Patients for Chiropractic Political Awareness (PCPA)": In addition, a CDD should consider enrolling patients as PCPA subscribers. Most patients will support their right to choose their own healthcare provider, including a chiropractor, when ask to do so. Enrollment forms and petition forms are provided to CDDs on this website. Ad Hoc (temporary) subcommittees: Also, consider serving on or organizing other committee activities such as Ad Hoc (temporary) subcommittees including Issue Committees, and Election Campaign Committees. Membership is also voluntary.
  • An example of an "Issue Committee" may be something like "Chiropractors (Chiropractic Patients) for Direct Access of Veterans to Chiropractic Care".
  • An example of an "Election Campaign Committee" may be something like "Chiropractors (Chiropractic Patients) to Elect Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor".
  • If a PCPA or CDD member does not support an issue or candidate, participation is not mandatory.

Do I have to forward correspondence to a legislator or candidate, when asked to do so?

No. If you receive a request to write a legislator and/or candidate and you disagree with the issue or candidate, you are not expected to correspond. Simply, don’t forward any communique you disagree with.

What is a "State or Local Affiliate"?

A state or local affiliate is an organization under agreement with the AdjustTheVote.org to participate in state or local political activities and campaigns to the benefit of the chiropractic community. A state chiropractic association or a county chiropractic society would be examples.

Will my personal information or data, including my email address, be sold, rented or transferred to any other organization or state or local affiliate?

No. Your information will not be transferred, rented or sold for any reason to any organization or to anyone.

AdjustTheVote.org may, however, contract with state and local chiropractic organizations to further the purpose and growth of this Site. An example would be the ICA of California (ICAC) using administrative tools on this Site to personally contact PCPA or CDDs on important chiropractic issues in that state. Another example could be a local or county chiropractic society asking you to write one of your local legislators or candidates on a chiropractic issue. The request would come directly from AdjustTheVote.org, from a server and information you personally provided.

How is AdjustTheVote.org funded?

Through contributions made directly to the ICA (International Chiropractors Association) Political Action Committee (PAC). Any private individual can contribute to the ICA Political Action, including chiropractors, chiropractic patients, chiropractic students and individuals supportive of the chiropractic profession. Contributions are voluntary and may be paid as a single contribution or scheduled monthly. Contributions help support expenses of this Site. Any contribution to the ICA PAC is not tax deductible as a business expense and must not be drawn on a corporate account, including credit card and cannot be from foreign national contributors.

FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES THAT YOU VERIFY THAT THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ARE TRUE AND ACCURATE BEFORE CONTRIBUTING:

"I certify that I am making this contribution using my own funds and will not be reimbursed by a corporation. I further certify that I am a U.S. citizen, and that I am not making this contribution using a corporate credit card." Funds from the ICA-PAC account directly underwrite the AdjustTheVote.org website

How can I contribute financially to AdjustTheVote.org?

Contributions are made through the ICA Political Action Committee (PAC).

Consider joining the "Congressional Lunch Club." The "Club" includes those individuals willing to contribute monthly at $10 per month or $100 per year. Any amount is welcome and may also be made in a single payment. Contributors are recognized for cumulative, ongoing and lifetime totals. See recognition below.

To make or schedule a contribution click here.

How does AdjustTheVote.org recognize PCPA members?

Patients for Chiropractic Political Awareness (PCPA) are recognized for their personal participation both as members of the PCPA Committee and for voluntary participation on Issues or Candidate Election Committees. Recognition categories are as follows:

Personal participation of any PCPA member:
  • Patients for Chiropractic Political Awareness (PCPA) Certificate: membership certificate awarded to any person agreeing to serve as a PCPA member
  • Chiropractic Patients to Elect [Candidate] Certificate: A patient who joins as a member of an election campaign
  • Chiropractic patients to Support [Issue] Certificate: A patient, who joins as a member of an issue committee, e.g.: Veterans Affairs

How do I receive my PCPA Membership Certificates?

Normally a patient subscribes for PCPA membership through their personal chiropractor, who is a Congressional District Director (CDD). The CDD would purchase the certificate border frames and gold or silver "seals of merit", then print the certificate. He/She would sign the certificate as your sponsoring CDD. Your doctor would then present the certificate to you on one of your subsequent office visits.

If a PCPA member also participates on another committee such as an Issue or Campaign Election Committee, he/she would also receive a membership certificate similar to the PCPA membership certificate, described above.

How does AdjustTheVote.org recognize CDD members?

Congressional District Directors (CDDs) are recognized for their personal participation and for enrolling patients as "Patients for Chiropractic Political Awareness (PCPA)". Recognition categories are as follows:

Personal participation of any CDD:

  • Congressional District Director (CDD) Certificate: membership certificate awarded to any person agreeing to serve as a CDD
  • Chiropractor to Elect [Candidate] Certificate: Chiropractor who joins as a member to an election campaign
  • Chairperson Patients to Elect [Candidate] Certificate: A chiropractor who signs up 10 or more patients to participate on an election campaign.
  • Chiropractor to Support [Issue] Certificate: Chiropractor, who joins as a member of an issue committee, e.g.: Veterans Affairs
  • Chairperson Patients to Support [Issue] Certificate: A chiropractor who signs up 10 or more patients to participate on an issue committee
Any CDD who enrolls patients to participate as "Patients for Chiropractic Political Awareness (PCPA)" including patients to serve on Candidate Election Committees and/or Issue Committees are recognized as follows:
  • Bronze Certificate ("Above and Beyond"): Any CDD who signs up 10 or more PCPA patients
  • Silver Certificate ("Shooting Star"): Any CDD who signs up 25 or more PCPA patients
  • Gold Certificate ("Soaring Eagle"): Any CDD who signs up 50 or more PCPA patients
  • Platinum Certificate ("Star Pyramid"): Any CDD who signs up 100 or more PCPA patients
  • Medal of Honor Certificate ("Teamwork"): Any CDD who signs up 250 or more PCPA patients

How do I receive my CDD Membership Certificates?

It's easy. You print your own certificates from this Site, once you qualify for the Award. For example, you are now a "Congressional District Director" and eligible for a membership certificate. You can print any number of them. We recommend you purchase certificate border frames and gold or silver "seals of merit", by clicking on "Online Store", above, or visit your favorite stationery store and experiment with bordered frames, ribbon and seals. Once purchased, you simply print and mount your certificates for display in your home or business.

If you enroll patients or friends to participate on the Committee, "Patients for Chiropractic Political Awareness (PCPA)", they are registered as part of your network (on the AdjustTheVote.org website). Once they are posted to your [New Subscribers] database, you can print, sign the certificate and award the certificate to each patient on their next visit to your office.

If you participated, or enroll any of your patients, on other committees (as Issue or Campaign Election Committees), you and your patients would also receive other membership certificates. The process would be similar to your CDD certificate and their PCPA certificates, as described above.

For certificate paper (for you and your patients), the following is an example of an excellent Bordered Frame. You may purchase other sundry supplies from AdjustTheVote.org on site by clicking on "Online Store".
  • Link to Florentin Paper Frame

How does a CDD enroll PCPA patients?

To enroll Patients for Chiropractic Political Awareness (PCPA) do the following:

  1. Login to your CDD Home Page. Under "Quick Links", click on [Print Patient Sign-up Sheet] and [Print Office Poster for Sign-up Sheet]. The printed items should be self explanatory.
  2. Encourage patients to subscribe as a PCPA member. A simple reason is at the top of the patient sign-up sheet. They will be asked to correspond to legislators or candidates, either on this website or from communications you prepare for their signature (also printed from this Site).
  3. Once they have completed their section of the sign-in sheet, go to your CDD Home Page, click on [My Subscribers] then [Add New Subscriber] and enter your patient’s personal data. Some fields will automatically populate. Click [Submit] and the patient enrollment is complete.
  4. Your patient will receive a confirmation email personally from you, confirming data posted to their AdjustTheVote.org file. The email will instruct them to return to AdjustTheVote.org and to complete the validation process. 
  5. To print a membership certificate for any number of your patients, click on [My Subscribers], check the patients for which you wish to print certificates, click [Print Certificate], click [Open] to view documents, load your cerificate paper in your printer and click [Print].  All your certificates will be printed at one time. 
  6. Sign the certificates.  Place seals on each.  
  7. To forward an email to let your patients know the Certificate will be available at the time of their next appointment, click on [Mailing Management], click on [Patient Certificate -  Email] to open it.  Change the text to include your personalized information, rename the document and save it.  It is ready for personal email notices to your patients. 
  8. Return to [My Subscribers] page, check patient(s) to receive email certificate announcement, select email "Patient Certificate - Email" and click [Email].  You will receive a notice that email was successfully sent. 

There may be different Issue or Candidate Election committees for patient solicitation. Depending on the committee and urgency, you may also participate on other committees. You may, then, recruit patients to do the same. Therefore, other enrollment sheets, posters and banners will vary. The enrollment procedure for patients on special committees would be similar as membership certificates described above.

What if a Patient has no Email Address, how can they participate?

If they are willing to sign and forward letters and faxes, simply complete their subscribtion form (lon-in, click "My Subscribers", click "Add New Subscriber") and add your email address to their subscription form.  You will receive their alerts.  Log-on as the patient, complete and print their correspondence and save it for their signature at the time of their next appointment.  Patients will appreciate it.

What if I have a suggestion or complaint?

To enroll Patients for Chiropractic Political Awareness (PCPA) do the following:

Suggestions and/or complaints are welcomed. A "Complaint Form" is provided for that purpose. You may also communicate through the "Contact Us" or "Contact Webmaster" forms or directly with links as follows:

  • help@AdjustTheVote.org,
  • complaint@AdjustTheVote.org, or
  • webmaster@AdjustTheVote.org.

What if I want to resign or delete my Membership?

There are three ways.

First, the simplest is to go to AdjustTheVote.org and logon by using your password. Go to [My Account] and click on [Account Deletion Request]. Check [Yes] and click [Submit]. Once completed, access, logon names and passwords will be scheduled for deletion. When submitted, confirmation of resignation will be sent to your last email address of record. You must confirm membership resignation by return email. Once received byAdjustTheVote.org, your membership will terminate within 24 hours.

Secondly, if your membership was through your CDD, local or state affiliate association or society, they may also delete your membership. You will need to ask your sponsor to delete it for you. Your sponsor must know you personally as a member, patient or friend, must have originally signed you up, as part their network, and must have you currently listed as part of their database.

Thirdly, if you have lost access to your personal profile and data, you may resign your membership by return email. When you receive your next email from, AdjustTheVote.org, your CDD or your local association, return the email and print "Resignation" in the "Subject" line. If the email is returned to AdjustTheVote.org, you well receive a confirmation with a link to complete the resignation process as described above. If your email is from your CDD, local or state association, they may communicate with you to assure your identity.

What is the Physical Address of AdjustTheVote.org?

AdjustTheVote.org, AdjustTheVote.com and AdjustTheVote.net are registered domain names owned by the Political Action Committee of the International Chiropractors Association (ICA). The home offices are located at 6400 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 800, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA. The telephone number is (703) 528-5000. The Fax number is (703) 528-5023.