WHAT YOU CAN DO

1.  EDUCATE YOURSELF

Read this website and learn the facts. 

2.  EDUCATE OTHERS

Pseudo-medical providers like to portray themselves as providers of safe, effective "natural" healthcare. Many people believe them. 

3. CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS

Check back with us often.  Contact your state representatives and tell them you oppose this legislation.  Refer them to this website.  Make sure every member of the legislature (and his or her staff) voting on naturopathic legislation  (in committee or the entire legislative body) knows the facts.  

4.  URGE PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER GROUPS OPPOSE NATUROPATHIC LICENSING AND EXPANDED SCOPE OF PRACTICE

If you are a member of a professional health care providers group, like a medical society or nursing association, make sure your leadership is informed about pseudo-medical legislation and urge your organization to oppose it.  (Make sure you contact all associations, including specialty societies, on the local, state and federal level.)  Do the same if you are a member of any business or professional group which may be affected by forced insurance coverage of pseudo-medical services.  Other organizations, such as consumer protection groups and those supporting science, should get involved as well.

Who To Contact

What is my District

Not certain who your representative is, use the link.

Find my Oregon State Senator

Click for contact information of your State Senator.  

Find my Oregon House  Representative

Click for contact information of your State Representative.

Letter Writing

Here are some guidelines for letters to your representative (From How to Write Letters to Congress).

A sample letter can be downloaded here.

To Your Senator:
The Honorable (full name)
(Insert specific address)
Salem, OR, 97301

Dear Senator:

To Your Representative:

The Honorable (full name)
(Insert specific address)
Salem, OR, 97301

Dear Representative:

  • Be courteous and respectful without "gushing."
  • Clearly and simply state the purpose of your letter. If it's about a certain bill, identify it correctly. If you need help in finding the number of a bill, use the Thomas Legislative Information System.
  • Say who you are. Anonymous letters go nowhere. Even in email, include your correct name, address, phone number and email address. If you don't include at least your name and address, you will not get a response.
  • State any professional credentials or personal experience you may have, especially those pertaining to the subject of your letter.
  • Keep your letter short -- one page is best.
  • Use specific examples or evidence to support your position.
  • State what it is you want done or recommend a course of action.
  • Thank the member for taking the time to read your letter.

Never

  • Use vulgarity, profanity, or threats. 
  • Fail to include your name and address, even in email letters.
  • Demand a response.

Identifying Legislation

Cite these legislation identifiers when writing :

House Bills: "H.R._____"
House Resolutions: "H.RES._____"
House Joint Resolutions: "H.J.RES._____"
Senate Bills: "S._____"
Senate Resolutions: "S.RES._____"
Senate Joint Resolutions: "S.J.RES._____"