Writing letters to public officials is a form of political advocacy for clients

Writing letters to public officials is a form of political advocacy for clients and social workers. For this Assignment you will write an advocacy letter to public official about a problem and a policy. In addition you will write a 1-2 page explanation of your letter. Your explanation will provide the rationale behind your chosen issue and the approach you took with the specific representative. Assignment: In the same document submit both Part I and II of the assignment (2-4 pages): Part I: Letter to Representative Your letter should include: A description of the social welfare issue An explanation of how you want the legislator to respond to the issue (vote create legislation hold public hearings etc.) and why. Support of your viewpoints with credible facts and research. Part II: Explanation (1-2 pages double-space APA format) For this part of the assignment provide an explanation of: Why you selected the issue How the issue affects social work The reason you chose the specific representative The approach you took with the representative (consider the representatives voting history political affiliation and any other factors you considered)

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