Public Policy

Public policy is usually derived from the legislature, lobbyists, and interest groups. The White House and governors also can propose public policy. Many of you are passionate about a variety of topics, as noted by your mutual aid programs in discussion 1. Please select an issue to write a brief public policy proposal on. Once you have selected a topic, think through viable solutions, and then create a macro plan for implementation. I am not looking for a 2-page paper, but I want you to be innovative and think about how your proposal will impact the country and residents. In discussion 3, you analyzed voting rights and in discussion 5 you addressed solutions to mitigate the wealth gap. Remember the critiques and suggestions for improvement as you write your public policy proposals. Follow the guidelines listed in the discussion rubric and the outline below. Be sure to take a look at the attached sample public policy proposal. I am sharing it with permission from a former student. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


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Requirements: Your proposal must include at least 3 data points (statistics) that support your argument. The data can be incorporated throughout your proposal or condensed to an individual section. Your proposal should be a minimum of 200 words.




Public Policy Proposal Outline


Topic Selection: What issue is keeping you up at night? It may not impact you, but rather your loved ones, coworkers, or community. What problem do you want to address or solve? (See below for topic suggestions)


Describe the Problem: State the problem that you want to address and who is impacted. What are the short-term and long-term concerns if the problem is not addressed? You may want to think about adding the 3 data points here to support your argument. (2-3 sentences)


Recommendations: Propose 3-4 recommendations to solve the problem. (3-4 bullet points)


Policy Adoption & Implementation: How should your recommendations be implemented? What governmental agencies or organizations will you need to work with? How will your proposal be funded? State government, local government, private organizations, or nonprofit organizations? Can you provide a brief 3-5 step outline? What evidence, research, or statistics do you have to support your position? These can be from scientific studies, other companies, or organizations that have followed the newly proposed policy and support your argument. (3-5 sentences)