Direct lobbying of policy makers

Instructions

Students will create a national-level, single-issue interest group that is focused on one specific area of either domestic or foreign policy.

The project will be presented in PowerPoint, and the presentation should include the information below.

  • Discuss the issue, and outline goals of the group.
  • Discuss the organization of the group.
  • Outline the group’s strategies and tactics for success.

Strategy                                                                     Tactics  (associated with specific strategy)

Direct lobbying of policy makers                         One-on-one meetings with policy makers

                                                                                  Testifying before Congressional Committee

Judicial system                                                      Using the federal court system to advance group objectives (e.g., filing court cases,                                                                                      filing amicus curiae briefs, petitioning the courts for injunctions)

Media                                                                      Publishing information about your issue in media outlets

                                                                                 Encouraging the media to conduct and publicize poll results about your group’s issue

Grassroots lobbying                                              Hosting mass protests in public spaces, such as the Mall in Washington, D.C., to call                                                                                    attention to your issue

Conducting an email and text campaign in which your group’s members email and                                                                                       text policy makers about your issue

  • Include a title slide, which should contain the following elements:
  • Make certain that your content slides meet the requirements listed below.
  • Make certain to follow the recommendations for designing your presentation.

You must reference at least three scholarly sources, one of which can be your textbook. All in-text citations and references must be formatted in APA Style. All sources included in the presentation must be cited, including photos, graphics (e.g., tables, charts), video clips, and audio clips. Submit your PowerPoint in Blackboard.

 

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