How might your problem be addressed?

You should craft a professional, concise, and informative advocacy oriented 4-5 page (not includ- ing sources) policy brief on your topic. An advocacy brief means that it should argue in favor of a particular policy or set of actions. It should be eye-catching and easy to read. It can include charts, graphs, bulleted points, tweet-worthy side bars, and other images that help the reader to get all of the information they need in a concise format. The audience is educated people who are not necessarily informed about this issue. Sections may vary by topic, but you should consider these: the problem–is there some history or context that is important for understanding the current issue? Are there particular concepts your reader might need in order to understand the problem?; misconceptions–are there any questions worth anticipating or misconceptions about the policy problem worth refuting?; possible solutions– this is your main pitch. How might your problem be addressed? Why should we believe your proposed solution(s) will work and/or are worth the cost? Are there states, countries, sectors already working through potential policies?; the politics–this will vary by topic, but it might make sense to include some discussion of public opinion, or particular barriers associated with pursuing policy in a particular institution (maybe you’re recommending a litigation campaign because of the nature of the policy and the standard set of difficulties with legislative lawmaking), or the influence/role of the media, and many others.