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Unformatted Document Text:  Van Vechten, 38  Click on Who Gives (breadcrumb at the top)  Click on Donor Lookupand input the name of your organization (or the acronym, such as MPAA) Include in your paper the dollar amounts that your organization gave during the past three election cycles, if possible. -> …some association names may show up as “political action committees.” Use that. -> some names not be in the database or did not donate, and that is okay, too. Make a note of it in your paper.  Include dollar amounts that your INDUSTRY gave during the last 3 election cycles. (e.g. TV/Movies/Music; etc.) Find in the “Who Gives” area. GO TO THE BLACKBOARD (Bb) website. Click on Assignments, and find the folder called Congress Bills.  Click on the folder to open each bill. Browse through them to find an appropriate choice. Find one that you can logically take a stand on either for or against. This is the bill that you will talk to a Member of Congress about as a lobbyist during Week 10.  Devote one page to discussing this bill in your paper. Summarize the bill you will lobby, and discuss why you chose it, and justify your position (i.e. why it’s logical that this association would take the position you’re advocating, either for or against this bill). o If you can’t find a bill that addresses exactly your association’s needs or goals, then find a bill that loosely fits. We’re looking for logical connections, but the fit probably won’t be perfect. Note on citations: Please do not cut and paste (written) information, unless you quote directly from websites and put quotation marks around it (indicating immediately where that info was taken from). Otherwise, it’s plagiarism. Include either FOOTNOTES or parentheses in the text, such as: (opensecrets.org) + whole cite in the bibliography. To cite websites in a bibliography: (EXAMPLE) Lynch, Tim. "DSN Trials and Tribble-ations Review." Psi Phi: Bradley's Science Fiction Club. 1996. Bradley University. 8 Oct. 1997 <http:// www.bradley.edu/campus org/psiphi/DS9/ep/503r.html >. Websites : include the title of the web page , the name of the entire web site , the organization that posted it (this may be the same as the name of the website). Also include the full date the page was created or last updated (day, month, year if available) and the date you looked at it . (Taken from: B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library. MLA Citation Style. Long Island University. 2007. 20 Feb. 2007 <http://www.liu.edu/CWIS/CWP/library/workshop/citmla.htm>)

Authors: Van Vechten, Renee.
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Van Vechten, 38
Click on Who Gives (breadcrumb at the top)
Click on Donor Lookup
and input the name of your organization (or the acronym, such as MPAA)
Include in your paper the dollar amounts that your organization
gave during the past three election cycles, if possible.
-> …some association names may show up as “political action committees.” Use that.
-> some names not be in the database or did not donate, and that is okay, too. Make a note of
it in your paper.
Include dollar amounts that your INDUSTRY gave during the last 3
election cycles.
(e.g. TV/Movies/Music; etc.) Find in the “Who Gives” area.
GO TO THE BLACKBOARD (Bb) website. Click on Assignments, and
find the folder called Congress Bills.
 Click on the folder to open each bill. Browse through them to find an appropriate choice.
 Find one that you can logically take a stand on either for or against. This is the bill that
you will talk to a Member of Congress about as a lobbyist during Week 10.
 Devote one page to discussing this bill in your paper. Summarize the bill you will lobby,
and discuss why you chose it, and justify your position (i.e. why it’s logical that this
association would take the position you’re advocating, either for or against this bill).
o If you can’t find a bill that addresses exactly your association’s needs or goals,
then find a bill that loosely fits. We’re looking for logical connections, but the fit
probably won’t be perfect.
Note on citations:
Please do not cut and paste (written) information, unless you quote directly from
websites and put quotation marks around it (indicating immediately where that info was taken
from). Otherwise, it’s plagiarism.
Include either FOOTNOTES or parentheses in the text, such as: (opensecrets.org) +
whole cite in the bibliography.
To cite websites in a bibliography: (EXAMPLE)
Lynch, Tim.
"DSN Trials and Tribble-ations Review."
Psi Phi: Bradley's
Science Fiction Club.
1996.
Bradley University.
8 Oct. 1997
<http://
>.
Websites : include the
title of the web page
, the
name of the entire web
site
,
the organization that posted it
(this may be the same as the name
of the website). Also include the full
date the page was created or last
updated
(day, month, year if available) and the
date you looked at it
.
(Taken from: B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library. MLA Citation Style. Long Island University. 2007.
20 Feb. 2007 <http://www.liu.edu/CWIS/CWP/library/workshop/citmla.htm>)


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