Please follow the instructor carefully. There are 2 Discussions ,your response to classmates should be at least one paragraph for each Discussion, address the discussion topic or question, be respectful, and add to the discussion. You may draw upon personal experience, course or scholarly references, citing appropriately. Restating the primary response, or agreeing or disagreeing without supporting statements will result in a lower grade.
In reference to including a paragraph for both primary and peer responses, 4-5 sentences constitute a paragraph.
The Clean Air Act is a federal law that was created over 40 years ago in the United States. It helps to control air pollution nationally and protect citizens from air pollution that may be hazardous to their health. Globally it is one of the most comprehensive laws focusing on air quality. Currently congress is working to block the EPA’s efforts from protecting the health of the public and delaying their work in blocking life-threatening air pollution. I was able to submit a letter to senators via the APHA website in opposition of congress hindering the EPA’s abilities to enforce the Clean Air Act.The stakeholders in this issue are literally anyone in the United States who is breathing. While some individuals, such as those in higher pollution areas, are going to be more affected than those in rural areas, everyone is affected by the issue. By creating this page for citizens to speak up, a platform is being opened as well for those who may want to take further action than submitting a letter. Coalitions could be form in opposition of the actions congress is taking that are risking the health and lives of millions of individuals.
I selected the American Public Health Association. The APHA is an organization that is dedicated to improve the health and wellbeing of the public. They publish a journal and a newspaper to share the newest information in the public health world. Oftentimes this news includes current campaigns and legislative actions to urge readers to write and ask policymakers to vote and act of certain policies. Current polices that the APHA is hoping members voice their opinions are the opposition of Trump’s administration proposal on the current public health crisis, the Protect the Clean Air Act, support of paid sick leave, and many more. When a member clicks on one of the policies to voice their opinion, they are able to read more information on the topic, read a standard message to congresspersons, and then compose their own message to congress.
One method that the APHA utilizes to communicate the best possible message to congress members is by allowing members to send a tailored message (with the option to personalize the message) that states specifically what the APHA is backing on the policies. For instance the message for the Protect the Clean Air Act has a clear message that states that the APHA wants congress members to reject any measures that would not allow the EPA to protect the public from air pollution, then after the unchangeable message members are able to either personalize or send a standard message that supports or gives more research/opinion behind why congress should not hinder the EPA protecting the public from air pollution.