Public Policy Meeting Assignment
Public Policy Meeting Assignment
Public Policy Meeting Assignment
Public Policy Meeting Assignment
*** This is the selected Public Policy Meeting that must be used to complete this!!
Planned Parenthood, focusing on women’s reproductive healthcare.
Meeting Name: Planned Parenthood Candidates Forum, Part 2
Use the section (last section of the video) of Beto O’Rourke
Date: June 22, 2019
Mock Interview Paper: Please follow these directions exactly. You must have section headers and you must include in-text citations and references. If you have questions please reach out to me as soon as possible.
Your section headings should be labeled as the following:
A description of the legislator’s background and history of political involvement (choose any legislator/politician/congressman)
A detailed summary of the legislator’s current political involvement, constituent groups, number of terms in office, committee responsibilities, and other leadership experiences
A description of the legislator’s current policy agenda or judicial interest
3–4 key interview questions that relate to the health care bill (legislation) you have chosen
Mock answers to your interview questions. Investigate the answers to your interview questions by looking at the legislator’s website, calling the legislator’s office and speaking with a member of the staff, and/or looking for information and quotes that relate to the legislator’s position on the legislation
Critical insights, analysis, and personal reflection
CHECK YOUR ORIGINALITY SCORE. IT SHOULD BE LESS THAN 45%.
The mock interview paper should be at least 3–4 pages of content (excluding the title and reference pages), typed in Times New Roman using 12-point font, and double-spaced with 1″ margins. The cover page and references are not counted as content pages. Your paper is to be APA formatted. I will not grade beyond 4 pages and you will loose points should you exceed the page limit.
This is information from my previous assignment, that can possibly be used for this one:
Congressman Beto O’Rourke,
I am proposing policies for strict disciplinary action for full access to Planned Parenthood, focusing on women’s reproductive healthcare.
It is essential for women to have proper reproductive healthcare, such as screenings, preventative measures, medications, birth control, as well as abortion rights. Women should be able to decide when they want to bring in a new life into this world or not, and no one should decide for them. Immigrant women should also be provided with healthcare, follow the laws of the United States, and be treated as a human being. After having watched the Planned Parenthood Candidate Forum Part 2, I am totally for the visions that Congressman Beto O’Rourke described. Another issue, related to healthcare, is the lack of ability for healthcare providers to afford healthcare themselves, which affects me due to the fact that I am a registered nurse, in the healthcare field, also struggling with affordable healthcare.
O’Rourke mentioned his promises to elevate the power of unions, living wages, provide universal, high quality healthcare, primary healthcare, as well as mental healthcare. Something else that should be offered is sex education, in order to help decrease unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases in our country. By supporting the empowerment of women and access to family planning, you’re also helping protect the health of our planet and other species.
I am seeking approval for such policies in favor for access to women’s reproductive healthcare, and fully funding Planned Parenthood because of the following reasons:
Reproductive rights are fundamental human rights. Many women seek access to contraception and are not able to get it.
Approximately 45% of pregnancies in the United States are unplanned. Having access to reproductive healthcare and extensive sex education aids to being responsible of making concrete reproductive decisions.
If access to contraception is increased and easily available, this will lead to a decrease in unplanned pregnancies. The more birth-control options that are available, the better these women will be able to find a method that is a perfect fit for them.
Top Five Reasons to Support Reproductive Rights. (n.d.). Retrieved July 18, 2019, from
The Voter’s Self Defense System. (n.d.). Retrieved July 18, 2019, from https://votesmart.org/public
Mitts, L. (2017, June 12). Four Reasons Planned Parenthood Is an Essential Health Care Provider.
Retrieved July 18, 2019, from https://familiesusa.org/blog/2017/01/four-reasons-planned-parenthood-essential-health-care-provider
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.