Swamped with your writing assignments? Take the weight off your shoulder!
This assignment requires that you write a letter to either a Texas state legislative leader (elected Texas state senator or representative), member of the plural executive, or local elected official leader (county or local level) that conveys and analyzes your concerns about an issue, policy or the political culture in the State of Texas, a county in Texas or a local community in Texas. Make sure you first identify who holds the elected position so you may focus the letter to that elected official.
Address the following criteria for the letter you will write. Research the issue and find a solution to the problem and develop an ethical strategy(ies) that can be used to help implement your policy solution.
Identify and analyze either an issue, policy or the political culture of Texas. (SLO 8; CT, SR, PR)
Demonstrate why this why this is a state or local issue and not a national issue. (SLO 2; CS)
Explain how this is related to the origin and development of the Texas constitution. (SLO 1; CS)
Evaluate how different people in our society may be affected by the specific issue, policy or the political culture of Texas. What is the public’s as well as certain groups like interest groups and political parties’ opinion on the matter? (SLO 5; CT, SR)
Identify the branch of the government responsible for this and if there is part of any other branch that could also be implicated in the matter. (SLO 3 and SLO 4; CS)
Discuss your solution to the problem and develop an ethical strategy(ies) that can be used to help implement your solution. (CT, CS, SR, PR)
Analyze how your action you may take regarding this may impact the election process and discuss how the stance the identified leader you write to might impact how you vote in the next election. (SLO 6: CT, SR)
Conclude the letter with why this is a right and responsibility to address this letter to your identified Texas state, county or local government elected leader. (SLO 7, PR)
The following are databases where you can find samples of letters/emails of how to write to your legislator:
(Links to an external site.)https://www.writeexpress.com/How-to-Write-a-Letter-to-Congress.html
Start out by putting the date on the letter.
Then put the address of your selected leader in Texas leader.
Start the letter with the proper salutation, for example: Dear Senator (Last Name) or Representative (Last name) or Honorable Judge, Mayor, etc. (name).
Make sure to clearly state the reason for your concern in your letter.
Make sure that you fulfill the criteria listed at the beginning of this handout.
Make sure to point out your relationship to the elected official, for example, if you are their constituent.
At the end of the letter, place your name, signature and address.
Times New Roman
Minimum 1000 words, maximum 1100 words
At the bottom of your letter you should include your name and city. ( City: Brownsville, Tx)
PLAGIARISM: Anytime you copy something word for word or simply rephrasing, you must cite your source according to APA formatting. If you use someone else’s words and ideas without citing them you are committing plagiarism and will receive an F.
Do not submit a previous Signature Assignment from another course. This assignment requires an original composition.