For this assignment, write a letter to someone related to a local issue of importance to you (e.g., crime, homelessness, Covid response, economic development in the community, etc.). You don’t need to provide your return address for the assignment, but you’ll need to include it if you decide to send your letter. Provide the name, position, and mailing address of one person you could contact regarding the local issue at the top of your submission. Then write a four paragraph (no more than 2 single spaces pages, including references) letter using this format:
Paragraph 1: introduce yourself and explain the problem;
Paragraph 2: explain the relevant history of the problem (cite your sources);
Paragraph 3: explain concepts and theories related to the problem (cite your sources and relate to course materials if possible); and,
Paragraph 4: propose possible solutions and explain what you want this person to do.
Your letter should have a professional tone and look and follow standard letter format. Add legitimacy to your claims by providing citations using the Turabian style and include a list of your references (required). Use 12 pitch, Times New Roman font and 1 inch margins. Include your last name in your file name and upload your work in a .doc or .docx file by Sunday of week 8. lastnamefirstnamefinalclasssectionumber example: GonzalesJose final IRLS21001 A template is attached for your convenience. see also https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/653/01/
It is up to you whether or not you send the letter, but you are encouraged to do so. Civic engagement is crucial in democratic societies.
The issue I am choosing is the daily suicide rate for military veterans and the person i am writing this to is to the President of the United States. The lack of help received from the VA needs to change so more lives can be changed.