Using Media to Advocate and Influence
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The Session Long Project entails you going through the process of influencing policymakers. Under the Connecticut Health Policy toolbox resource, read the section on “Writing to Policymakers.” You will notice toward the bottom of that page, “sample letters” and “related articles.” Read these sections as you will use them throughout your Session Long Project.
For this part of the Session Long Project you will be writing on “opposing a proposal” (see sample letter at the bottom of the Connecticut Health Policy toolbox resource). Write on opposing any proposal that is related to the category noted in SLP1. You may choose to advocate for change at the local, state, or national level.
- Using the same topic from SLP 1, identify the level you wish to write to (local, state, or national).
- For this SLP assignment, you will be writing on “opposing a proposal.”
- Choose one of the related articles on the bottom of the Connecticut Health Policy toolbox (different from the one you used for SLP 1). Describe the key points of the article (one paragraph) and how it relates to influencing policymakers (one paragraph).
- Write a one-page letter, that encompasses the information from the above 3 bullets (on “opposing a proposal”).
Note: The first page addresses numbers 1-3. The second page is a one-page letter on “opposing a proposal” and encompasses the information from questions 1-3 (see sample letters for guidance). Remember, your letter is on “opposing a proposal.”
SLP Assignment Expectations
Length: 2 pages.
Your work will be evaluated based on the performance assessment grading rubric criteria. Review it before you begin working on the assignment.