Please do NOT adjust any aspect of the formatting (margins, spacing, font size).


Please do NOT adjust any aspect of the formatting (margins, spacing, font size). Also, do NOT spill into 3 pages, even for references! If you do, it’s no longer a “leave-behind” 2-page memo (front and back of one sheet of paper)!
— Empty space is bad. If you are left with a lot of white space at the end, it means you have more work to do! Expand your background! Add new policy recommendations!
— Much of the text in the template is a placeholder, so you must add your own content. Delete any text highlighted in yellow in the instructions, and remember that this is a framework. Your job is to convince your legislators that these 3 issues are important — be persuasive!
— The existing bullets offer suggestions as to how to organize each of your three priority issues, but you are free to modify. Just remember that you MUST have at least 3 background bullet points with 3 different footnotes (that is, at LEAST 9 distinct footnotes in your policy memo — though you will most likely need more)!
— Remember that the point is to communicate YOUR recommendations, so the last 2 categories in each section (focused on recommendations and action items) are VERY important!


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