Research the background of your Congressional representatives based on your address listed with CU – two senators and a member of the House of Representatives. Find out about their previous occupation(s), political experience, family, income, education, and other relevant demographics. What percentage of the vote did they receive to win in their last election? What are the two policy issues areas they are interested in? How do these areas reflect their ideologies?
Here is a link to get you started:
- https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
Write an essay. Start by identifying all three of your representatives. Then, pick the representative you are most interested in and explain why they interest you. Present the information you found in your research required above in the essay.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
- Length: 4 full pages (not including title page or references page)
- 1-inch margins
- Double spaced
- 12-point Times New Roman font
- Title page
- References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources beyond those provided)
- Writer should:
Identify all three representative and chooses one representative
Background info on chosen representative – previous occupation(s), political experience, family, income, education, and other relevant demographics (identify at least five relevant pieces of information about the representative)
Identify correct vote margin
Identify two policy areas and analyzes how these policy areas reflect ideologies
The assignment should be referenced and formatted according to APA standards and two additional scholarly sources provided.