Advocacy Assignment

Advocacy Assignment
a) Write a letter to a representative or senator (State or Congressional). The letter should clearly identify the policy or piece of legislation, should demonstrate a carefully thought out and well framed and supported position giving data and other reasons why you think the representative should support your request.  If possible, you show a response from the representative or senator’s office, since part of this assignment is learning how to effectively access your representatives.

OR    b) Write a reflection on a City Council Meeting you’ve attended.  Write a report on your observations.  Guidance will be given in class for this assignment.

OR    c) Write a reflection on a creative advocacy activity that you feel will meet course goals 2, 5, and 8. Creative advocacy activities include conference attendances, meetings or hearings at schools or organization, etc.

The advocacy assignment should be 1 to 1.5 pages and written in the form of a letter or narrative reflective report. No APA formatting required for this assignment. Examples will be posted on blackboard. Examples are provided on blackboard.

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