Final Project – Policy Issue

InstructionsYou are a lobbyist for an issue that you find important. For example, you would like to see the banning of smoking in federal buildings (Note: This policy has already been enacted.) You are going to make an informational pamphlet to highlight your points to prominent members of Congress. Research members of Congress that you will target in your lobbying. Explain why these members are critical to your goal. Make a plan of action and produce a pamphlet supporting your cause. Who will you be reaching out to? Why? Write a cover letter to a Congressional member and include your reasoning for reaching out to them in particular in the letter. Remember a lobbyist is only as good as the information they provide. A lobbyist who provides incomplete or unreliable information will soon be unemployed, or lose access to officials.Cover letter should:Follow a standard business formatCorrectly address your CongresspersonUse the correct postal addressExplain your choice to write to this representative in particular, and provide your pamphlet. For example, maybe your research showed that this representative sponsored legislation on this issue in the past.Pamphlet should:Define the problem. Tells us exactly what the problem is. Detail its urgency and provide data. Be objective.Analyze the problem. Provide relevant data. Tell us how to make sense of the data. Provide any findingsOffer a recommendation. Do not generalize. Be specific.Must be persuasive.Cite four scholarly sourcesSubmit your cover letter and pamphlet for grading.Writing Requirements (APA format).Length: Cover letter to Congressman should be only 1 pagePamphlet should be 5 pages in length1-inch margins12-point Times New Roman fontReference page (minimum of 4 scholarly sources)GradingThis activity will be graded based on the Assignment Grading Rubric.

 
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