Social Policy

1. Identify a current or proposed state or national social welfare policy bill. Be specific; give name and number of the bill/proposed policy. Is this state or national level policy? If a state policy, what state?

2. Briefly describe in your own words the intended goal or purpose of this policy?

3. When was the last action taken on this bill? Has it already passed both houses to become law?

4. Who is/was the sponsor of this bill? Is the identified person affiliated with the Republican or Democratic party?

5. Identify and briefly describe one Internet website that is useful for finding information related to your identified policy. Include the name of the site and a URL/address. Your chosen website should provide a direct link to the legislation you have identified. Examples for national level policy include the Library of Congress and govtrack.us. State level legislation can generally be found on the state legislative home page of the particular state. Briefly describe some of the useful things that can be found on your chosen website as they relate to your identified legislation.

6. Identify and briefly describe one advocacy group with whom you could be involved if you were attempting to influence this legislation. Include the name of each group and a working web address for their organization. Does this group support or oppose the identified legislation?

7. Identify one key player who supports this proposal. What arguments does he or she use to support the legislation? Include brief quotes with proper citations.

8. Identify one key player who opposes this proposal. What arguments does he or she use to oppose the legislation? Include brief quotes with proper citations.