Using the textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, do the following:
1. Identify the Problem
Select and research a social issue based on the course readings or personal interest.
Then, address the following:
2. Find the Legislation
Use credible government sources to find and learn about a piece of legislation related to your chosen social problem or issue.
Then, address the following:
3. Write an Advocacy Letter
In order to help resolve the social issue, you must take action. Identify your elected representative(s) and find their contact and e-mail addresses.
Write an advocacy letter regarding the piece of legislation and your support of or opposition to it.
The purpose of an advocacy letter is to support or oppose the legislation that affects a social issue of concern to you. This letter is a way for representatives to stay in touch with the constituents they represent. The letter consists of a brief introduction identifying and addressing the social issue of concern (through personal experience, if applicable), an identification of the piece of current legislation that addresses your chosen issue, and your request advocating your representative to support or oppose the legislation.
Be sure to address the following in your letter:
Download and review samples of advocacy letters. Use either of the sample letters as a template for your own letter.
Write a 3–5-page report in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M3_A2.doc.
By Wednesday, May 1, 2013, deliver your assignment to the M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox.
|Assignment 2 Grading Criteria||
|Identify the Problem: Define and describe the social issue in detail using relevant outside sources. (Course Objective [CO] 1)||
|Identify the Problem: Identify and describe ethical concerns and population(s) most impacted by this social issue. (CO 1, 4)||
|Finding the Legislation: Explain piece of current legislation related to social problem/issue and evaluate legislation related to social problem or issue. (CO 3, 4)||
|Advocacy Letter: Identify purpose of your letter, as well as, the House bill (HR) or Senate bill (S) number of legislation. (CO 1, 2)||
|Advocacy Letter: Analyze the importance of legislation related to problem or issue. (CO 3, 4)||
|Advocacy Letter: Advocate for or against legislation in knowledgeable and respectable tone. (CO 4)||
Usage and mechanics. (12)
APA elements. (16)
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