week 13 paper 2023 |

My major is PMHNP
My state is Massachusetts’ 
Value: 100 points—This assignment is worth 5% of the total grade.
Due: Day 7
Grading Category: Assignments
For this assignment, you will submit two letters.

One letter will be written to your state senator or state representative to advocate for a professional issue that is relevant to your state of practice. Select State Legislature Websites to locate your state legislators.
The second letter will be written to your member of the U.S. Congress (your U.S. senator or your U.S. House of Representatives member). To locate your U.S. senators and U.S. representatives, use these links:
Find your U.S. Senators
Find your U.S. House Representative

Using the information from Week 13 Discussion 1: APRN Political Action State Initiatives on the issues identified by your state professional organization advocacy team, write a letter to one of your members of the U.S. Congress (U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives) and a letter to one of your state legislators.
In these letters, identify:

The issue
Why it is an issue
How it affects patient care and outcomes
How it restricts practice
A suggestion for removing such barriers

Use information learned from this class as well as information provided to you by your classmates from different states to provide an argument for change. Submit your draft letters for this assignment. Your faculty will provide feedback, so that you can strengthen the letters before mailing them.
Please refer to the Grading Rubric for details on how this activity will be graded.
For this assignment to be considered complete, you must submit two letters (one for the state legislator and one for the U.S. senator or representative) that address all the prompts listed. These letters must be submitted to the DropBox by Day 7. Remember that this assignment is complete at 100 points, so make sure you review all requirements and complete the assignment in its entirety. If the assignment is not complete, it is considered incomplete and will result in a 0.