Legislators are busy individuals and do not have extra time to sort through pages and pages of documents. Nevertheless, you feel it is important to meet with your legislator to obtain his or her support on your policy so it can be presented for approval. They have little time and need a brief, concise overview of what the policy entails and why they should support its passage.
Resource: Policy Topic Search and Selection assignment from Week Two (HIV/AIDS)
Create an informational toolthat you will hand to a legislator about the pros of your selected policy to convey a recommended course of legislative action to change public policy that contributes to the greater good of health care.
* Be prepared to share your handout with the class.
Some examples of such tools might include:
- Word Cloud
Be sure to keep the following in mind:
- You are convincing them of the validity and necessity of your policy proposal.
- When you are providing your legislator with your information tool, be aware of the impact that special interest groups and other politics will have on the legislator’s decision. These factors will certainly impact the way that your proposal is received by the legislator.
- Consider the relationship of government to the creation of policy and describe how your legislator’s support will assist the creation of the policy for which you are lobbying in your resource.
Use appropriate references so your legislator may understand why he or she should support the potential policy.
Cite any sources consistent with APA guidelines.