Structure your lobbying plan following this standard outline incorporating appropriate heading levels:
For the first part of the assignment, you may use any appropriate cover letter or business letter template that your word processing software (e.g. Microsoft Word) likely offers for free. It is important to keep the format simple and free from distracting borders, images, and designs. You can also use this template (Links to an external site.) to get started.
Your letter must include the following:
This is your final submission. Your paper should be 5,000 words in length and be based on articles from the last ten years. You are required to use APA formatting for in-text citations and references. For further guidance, refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).
Your assignment should be complete and integrate the feedback you received from your instructor following the submission of your rough draft.
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Open States. (n.d.). Find your legislator. Retrieved from https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/ (Links to an external site.)
United States House of Representatives. (n.d.). Find your representative. Retrieved from http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
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