Write a cover letter to a Congressional member and include a rational reasoning of the topic of Against gun ownership

Write a cover letter to a Congressional member and include a rational reasoning of the topic of Against gun ownership

Required Resources Read/review the following resources for this activity:

· Textbook: Chapter 11 ( Whitman Cobb, Wendy N. (2020). Political Science Today. Washington, DC: Sage Publications, Inc.)

· Minimum of 4 scholarly sources (in addition to the textbook)

Instructions You are a lobbyist for an issue(Against gun ownership) that you find important. 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:

· 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.

Pamphlet should:

· 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 findings

· Offer a recommendation. Do not generalize. Be specific.

· Must be persuasive.

· Cite four scholarly sources

Submit your cover letter and pamphlet for grading.

Writing Requirements (APA format).

· 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)

 

 
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFollows 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.

 

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeExplains choice to write to this representative
15.0 pts

The student identifies and provides solid reasoning for writing this representative with evidence cited.

10.0 pts

The student identifies and provides good reasoning for writing this representative.

5.0 pts

The student identifies and provides some reasoning for writing this representative.

0.0 pts

The student does not identify and provide reasoning for writing this representative.

 

15.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePamphlet 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.

 

40.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePamphlet 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.

 

40.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePamphlet 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.

 

40.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA/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.

 

15.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting
15.0 pts

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

10.0 pts

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

5.0 pts

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

0.0 pts

The student presents information that is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message (numerous errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation).

 

15.0 pts
Total Points: 175.0