Policy Advocacy Project Part A

  Policy Advocacy Project Part A

Nurses are important advocates for patients and health policy.  For the Policy Advocacy Project you will need to identify a piece of legislation that you would like to advocate for by speaking with an appropriate elected official in your district, state, etc.

In the proposal, you will explain the legislation you have selected to advocate for and identify the appropriate elected official (or staff member) with whom you will speak.

Directions: Identify an appropriate piece of  legislation that is currently in progress  one that has not being passed in state of Florida or at the federal level that you would like to advocate and support for.

Describe the proposed legislation.

Explain why you think the legislation is important or relevant and you can write I am supporting the bill because….  This is where it has been… , this is where it is going to go and I will speak with the senator… what is being proposed,  the key issues, the challenges surrounding this legislation,  the stakeholders( proposing stakeholders and opposing stakeholders) and their interest in the outcome.

Identify an elected official or staff member example florida senator whom you plan on contacting to advocate for this legislation, and justify why this person is a suitable target audience.

Please include APA citations and references for any cited materials.  The proposal should be about  200-300 words in length or one page.

Please keep in mind:

  • You are advocating for pending You cannot choose something that has already passed because if that is the case, no advocacy is necessary.
  • You must specify the exact piece of legislation in your proposal.  You must refer to this by the appropriate title. For example: Title VIII funding, H.R. 952, …. etc.
  • The elected official you contact must have the authority to vote for the proposed legislation.  The mayor of a city would have no legislative authority and therefore would not be appropriate.  You are most likely going to contact a Florida state or federal member of congress (House or Senate).
  • Follow the rubric below.

 

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  • Policy Advocacy Project – Part A: Proposal Grading Rubric
Policy Advocacy Project – Part A: Proposal Grading Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
Identification and description of the legislation
Identified appropriate legislation and provided a satisfactory description of the legislation.

2.0 pts

Identified legislation that is not appropriate for the assignment and/or provided a poor description of the legislation.

1.0 pts

Failed to address criteria.

0.0 pts

2.0 pts
Explanation of why the legislation is important or relevant
Provided a satisfactory explanation of why the legislation is important or relevant.

2.0 pts

Provided an explanation, but is somewhat unclear in articulating why the legislation is important or relevant.

1.0 pts

Failed to address criteria.

0.0 pts

2.0 pts
Identification and justification of elected official or staff member
Identified an elected official or staff member, and provided a satisfactory justification of the chosen individual.

2.0 pts

Identified an individual that is not appropriate for the assignment and/or provided a poor justification of the chosen individual.

1.0 pts