Be certain to research current legislative issues through a professional web site such as the ANA (American
Nurses Association). Demonstrate involvement in political activities by selecting and completing the
1. Write a legislator.
A. Identify a current legislative issue of importance to nursing (ex: appropriate nurse staffing, nursing
shortage). Must be current legislation and a law that has not been passed yet.
B. Research the issue and describe the facts.
Submit a copy of a letter you would write to your current representative for your district (50%)
Identification of a professional website (10%)
Current bill (20%)
Identify bill number (10%)
Appropriate representative (Grace Meng) (10%)
Rational examination of the issue (10%)
Addresses all perspectives (10%)
Includes impact on nursing/healthcare (10%)
Documentation of resources used to research the issue using only professional scholarly websites (20%)