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Instructions You 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:

Pamphlet should:

Textbook: Chapter 11 Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers At CU (https://library.chamberlain.edu/APA) Library Overview (https://library.chamberlain.edu/Learn) How to Search for Articles – the Everything Tab (https://library.chamberlain.edu/HowToSearch) Minimum of 4 scholarly sources (in addition to the textbook)

Follow a standard business format Correctly address your Congressperson Use the correct postal address Explain 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.

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

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POLI330 Week 7 Final Project Rubric (175 pts)

Criteria Ratings Pts

10.0 pts

15.0 pts

Submit your cover letter and pamphlet for grading.

Writing Requirements (APA format).

Grading This activity will be graded based on the Assignment Grading Rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 2, 4, 6

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

Analyze the problem. Provide relevant data. Tell us how to make sense of the data. Provide any findings Offer a recommendation. Do not generalize. Be specific. Must be persuasive. Cite four scholarly sources

Length: Cover letter to Congressman should be only 1 page Pamphlet should be 5 pages in length 1-inch margins 12-point Times New Roman font Reference page (minimum of 4 scholarly sources)

Follows a standard business format, correctly address congressperson, and, uses the correct postal address.

10.0 pts The student follows a standard business format, correctly addresses congressperson, and uses correct postal address.

6.0 pts The student follows a standard business format, but incorrectly identifies congressperson and/or address.

0.0 pts No effort.

Explains choice to write to this representative

15.0 pts The student identifies and provides solid reasoning for writing this

10.0 pts The student identifies and provides good reasoning for writing this

5.0 pts The student identifies and provides some reasoning for writing this

0.0 pts The student does not identify and provide reasoning for

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40.0 pts

40.0 pts

40.0 pts

15.0 pts

representative with evidence cited.

representative. representative. writing this representative.

Pamphlet defines the problem

40.0 pts The student defines the problem clearly and objectively with good detail and evidence.

32.0 pts The student defines the problem clearly.

20.0 pts The student does not define the problem clearly.

0.0 pts The student does not define the problem.

Pamphlet analyzes the problem

40.0 pts The student analyzes the problem clearly and objectively, and presents data and findings well.

32.0 pts The student analyzes the problem, and presents some data and findings.

20.0 pts The student analyzes the problem incompletely, failing to mention or thoroughly analyze relevant data and findings.

0.0 pts The student did not analyze the problem or presents data/ findings.

Pamphlet recommendation

40.0 pts The student offers a specific, detailed, persuasive recommendation.

32.0 pts The student offers a specific recommendation.

20.0 pts The student offers a general recommendation.

0.0 pts The student did not offer a recommendation.

APA/Sources 15.0 pts The assignment is referenced and formatted according to APA standards and four additional scholarly sources are provided.

10.0 pts The assignment is referenced and formatted according to APA standards and three additional scholarly sources are provided.

5.0 pts The assignment is referenced and formatted according to APA standards, and two addiotnal scholarly sources are provided.

0.0 pts No APA style or format was used. No sources used.

Writing 15.0 pts The student presents information

10.0 pts The student presents information

5.0 pts The student presents information

0.0 pts The student presents information that is not clear, logical,

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Total Points: 175.0

15.0 pts

using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

using understandable language, but is somewhat disorganized (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

using understandable language but is very disorganized (many errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message (numerous errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation).

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