testimony political advocacy
i will provide the file description and the bill file . you have to follow the instructions.
Description: As an advocate for the bill you are tracking this semester, you will submit written testimony as well as deliver oral testimony in support of the bill at a mock public hearing. You will write a four-to-five (4-5) page written testimony (double-spaced) using personal stories (if applicable) and relevant facts/data in support of your bill. You will also submit written talking points that will guide your oral testimony to be given in three (3) minutes or less during class on either Monday April 26 or Wednesday April 28. Students tracking the Healthy Youth Act or Supervised Consumption Sites bills will deliver oral testimony on April 26 and students tracking the School Meals for All or Common Apps bills will deliver oral testimony on April 28. You cannot read verbatim from your written testimony while delivering oral testimony, but you should use your talking points to guide your oral testimony. You must have your camera ON while delivering oral testimony. Please make arrangements in advance to make this possible. Written testimony and oral testimony talking points may be included in the same document or submitted separately. Talking points do not count toward the page length requirement. All students must submit written testimony and oral testimony talking points by April 25. Late assignments will not be accepted. Please follow the formatting guides below.
Written Testimony Formatting Guide:
Heading: Address the testimony to State Senator Jo Comerford and State Representative Marjorie Decker, Joint Committee on Public Health, 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02133
Date: Include the date of your hearing (either April 26 or 28)
Statement of Position: In support of [BILL NUMBERS], [BILL NAME]
Salutation: Dear Chairs Comerford and Decker and members of the Joint Committee on Public Health
Body: Use one or two compelling arguments to provide your rationale for supporting the bill and why it matters for Massachusetts. Include personal stories (if applicable) and relevant facts/data.
Closing: Reiterate your position on the bill, make your ask (report the bill out favorably), and thank the committee for their consideration
Signature: Sign the letter with your full name and provide your contact information, including your local residential address
Oral Testimony Guide:
Address the Chairs and members of the Joint Committee on Public Health and reference the bill name and number
State your position FOR the bill
Share why this bill matters to you personally, using personal stories (if application) and interesting facts/data
Reiterate your position
Encourage the committee to report it out favorably
Thank the committee for their time and consideration
Tips and Additional Information:
Bold important information. In your written testimony, the bill title, number(s), and your position should all be easily identifiable for someone glancing over the testimony.
Attribute sources. If you are referencing a data point or quoting someone/something, including your source as a footnote.
Stay focused. Keep your testimony focused by making just one or two arguments you find most compelling.
There is no right or wrong way to prepare talking points. That said, talking points should not be a script of what you will say during your oral testimony. Talking points are an outline of key points to help you remember what to say. Here is a helpful guide on talking points. Your written testimony and oral testimony will likely cover the same key points.
12 pt font
Acceptable fonts: Calibri, Cambria, Times New Roman
4-5 pages, excluding talking points
If you include references, please cite using footnotes
Excellent spelling and grammar
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