Your legislator overview should be a brief summary of important information about the legislator you select.
This includes the important background information you should know prior to contacting a legislator. This should be about one page double spaced. This component should be in paragraph form and include appropriate citation when necessary. Use the recommended sites to locate and research a legislator.
Remember you must be a constituent of the legislator you select to research.
The issue overview should be the starting point for your letter.
You should use the information gathered with the overview to write your letter. This component should be around one to two pages double spaced. You should use the following sites as necessary to help you in your research.
Your letter should bring together the information from your legislator overview and issue overview.
Your letter should be properly formatted. You should refer to the following sources as needed.
Remember you are writing a formal letter (even if you are sending it via email or through the "Contact Me" section on a Congressperson's website). The writing style should be appropriate for formal communication. This means you must pay attention to grammar and spelling. This is not a casual correspondence with a friend or a text. Informal language, abbreviations, and capitalization errors (such as use of a lower case "I") will be penalized.
At a minimum, your final reflection must consider the following questions, in addition to any additional reactions you had to the activity.
I anticipate that your final reflection should be around a single page, double spaced.
You must use a minimum of three sources to research the issue and the legislator you select.
These sources must be properly formatted in a works cited or reference page. You may use the citation style with which you are most comfortable.