Building on the topic the student used for the first assignment, this assignment will require the student to write a one-page policy brief and advocacy letter to be sent to their legislator. This assignment will be worth 40% of the cumulative grade. A is used to convince the target audience of the urgency of the current problem or policy concern and present the need to adopt the preferred alternative or course of action outlined. It is commonly produced in response to a request directly from a decision-maker (legislator) or within an organization that intends to advocate for the position detailed in the brief. Efficient policy briefs include several common features. Those features include: NSG505AdvLetter.PolicyBrief 1 organization web sites. Three scholarly journal articles are required to be used. • Finally, the with a summary of the action the brief is requesting. An is a way to influence the ideas and views of legislators or decision makers within an organization. It allows the writer to maintain contact with the legislator or decision maker, to keep the issue high on the priority list when the writer cannot meet with them personally. The format of the advocacy letter should be written in a standard letter format. Proper title and language should be used. , as to increase the chances that the letter will be read by the legislator, his or her staff or decision maker. Letters maybe mailed or sent electronically. The advocacy letter should contain the following components: NSG505AdvLetter.PolicyBrief 2 The policy brief has an interesting title and the statement of the problem is clear and concise. The root causes of the issue are addressed. 1-2 recommendations for action are provided with solid supporting evidence. Brief summary of the action the policy brief is asking for. The letter should be addressed to the appropriate person, who can best address the advocacy issue. Use the correct salutation. Introduce yourself; offer a concise statement about the reason for the letter. Include bill number if addressing a specific legislative issue. Directly ask for the action you are requesting. Give examples of why is should be important to this person. Develop a closing statement and provide your contact information for follow-up contact or request for further information. One a separate page, in APA format, list the scholarly references used. 3 Accurately and concisely describes the issue raised and provides a clear position (in favor or opposed) and offers a personal story or example concerning the issue.

Title: Addressing the Urgency of [Issue] through Policy Change

Dear [Legislator’s Name],

I am writing to bring your attention to the urgent issue of [issue], which requires immediate policy change. As a concerned citizen and a knowledgeable student of [field of study], I strongly advocate for the adoption of [preferred alternative/course of action]. This policy brief and advocacy letter aim to present the seriousness of the problem and provide recommendations supported by solid evidence.

Statement of the Problem:
The problem of [issue] has reached critical levels and demands swift action. [Provide a clear and concise statement about the problem, supported by facts, statistics or research findings]. The root causes of this issue include [list the underlying causes with supporting evidence].

Recommendations for Action:
To address the gravity of [issue], I propose the following recommendations for effective policy change:

1. [Recommendation 1]: [Provide a comprehensive explanation of the first recommendation, citing relevant scholarly research articles and case studies]. This recommendation will address the underlying causes of the problem and bring about significant positive change.

2. [Recommendation 2]: [Provide a detailed description of the second recommendation, supported by scholarly journal articles and real-world examples]. Implementing this recommendation will further reinforce the effectiveness of the proposed policy change and ensure long-term sustainability.

Summary of Action Requested:
In light of the urgency surrounding [issue], I kindly request your support and endorsement of the proposed policy changes outlined above. By adopting these measures, we can effectively mitigate the detrimental effects of [issue] and improve the overall well-being of our society.

Advocacy Letter:
[Legislator’s Name],

I hope this letter finds you well, and I would like to express my gratitude for your ongoing dedication to serving our community. My name is [Your Name], and I am writing to you today as an engaged citizen deeply concerned about the impact of [issue] on our community.

I have been closely following current research in the field of [field of study] and have discovered alarming evidence that highlights the pressing need for urgent policy change in relation to [issue]. The research conducted by esteemed scholars in the field, including Dr. X, Dr. Y, and Dr. Z (refer to the attached reference list for details), demonstrates the detrimental effects of [issue] on our community’s health, economy, and overall well-being.

As our representative, I kindly request that you consider supporting the adoption of the proposed policy changes aimed at addressing [issue]. These recommendations have been carefully developed and are backed by strong evidence, indicating their potential to significantly mitigate the negative impacts of [issue].

To illustrate the importance of this matter, let me share a personal story/example. [Provide a relevant personal anecdote or example that demonstrates the severity of the issue and its impact on individuals or the community]. This story exemplifies the urgent need for immediate action and highlights the potential positive outcomes that can be achieved through policy change.

In closing, I kindly ask for your support and endorsement of the proposed policy changes. I believe that by working hand in hand, we can create a healthier, safer, and more sustainable future for our community. Please do not hesitate to contact me at [Your Contact Information] for further discussion or any additional information you may require.

Thank you for your attention to this matter, and I eagerly anticipate your favorable response.

[Your Name]