Policy Arguments. Framing the Debate Using Power. Analysis of Presentation. Did Walter make a persuasive argument? What other information would you have liked from Walter? Was his presentation effective? Why or Why not?. Much of political speech is focused on:.
Framing the Debate
Why or Why not?
2) Value or Effectiveness of the Policy
3) Action (Which policy option should be adopted?).
Use the suggested talking points included or prepare other talking points to keep your meeting focused and to the point. When developing your talking points, be sure to think about those things that are of utmost importance and which you want brought to your Congressperson's attention. Meetings are usually 20-30 minutes, so your presentation or planned talking points should not be longer than 20 minutes to allow time for questions.
Attending the Meeting:
(Policies can be changes to appeal to specific supporters)
- Information available from legislative staff, other legislators, and advocates.
- Information on voting records from government, advocacy groups, and political analysis web sites.
- Media accounts or analysis of likely supporters or opponents
- Personal knowledge about backgrounds and past behavior of decision-makers.
- Examining campaign contributions to find out what groups and individuals are likely to influence the official