Using your research and tools from the first four weeks of class, you will compile a paper outlining your topic and explaining why legislators should take a specific action. This paper should be 1200-1500 words. Paper must be submitted to plagiarism checker.
Your Paper will contain the following parts:
Executive Summary: Follow the executive summary description in the Center for Writing Excellence. Provide a summary of the policy issue and your recommendations that will follow.
Problem overview: Using specific data, explain why there is an issue that needs legislative attention. Consider the policy agenda process described in our course text, Longest, 2016. What causes an issue to become part of the legislative agenda? Make sure your problem overview includes enough detail to convince policymakers that the problem requires their action and attention.
Potential policy solutions: Discuss possible solutions to the issue. You should include at least three different possible policy approaches. You can list past solutions that have already been implemented (and which you don’t believe are working). Here, you are going to discuss a few different ways to solve the policy issue. From this list, you will then choose one which you believe to be the best solution, but before you provide your specific solution, you will list other alternatives.

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