Write in your own voice
Write in your own voice – it’s a letter, not a formal essay.
Length: 2 pages.
Write a letter to a newly elected member of Congress – Madison Cawthorn
In your letter, 1) explain what reforms you’d like them to advocate for and 2) explain if you believe they can be implemented in a way that protects our rights under the law and the Constitution.
Questions to consider when writing your letter:
- What rights are protected in the 4th, 5th and 14th amendments? Or in federal immigration law and policy (asylum, DACA, etc.)?
- Do law enforcement policies such as stop and frisk and current immigration policies threaten or directly infringe upon those rights? In what ways?
- What changes or improvements do you think are most important to advocate for?