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 and mailing address of one person you could contact regarding the local issue at the top of your submission. Then write a four paragraph 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,
Paragraph 4: propose possible solutions and explain what you want this person to do.
Your letter should have a professional tone and look. Add legitimacy to your claims by providing citations using the Turabian style (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.
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.