Analyzing a bill

Congress makes tons of laws–some are great and some are lacking. The goal of Civics is to have the skill to analyze and determine any government policy that might affect you, and to be able to work within the system to affect change.

In this case, we’re analyzing the text of a state bill–Arizona House Bill 2549.  We’ll also examine an editorial that comments on this bill.

Critical Questions:

1. What is the intention of this bill?

2. Why is it being amended?

3. What are the unintended consequences?

4. What is the public opinion of this bill?

5. Do you think this bill limits free speech or protects people from harassment and stalking?

 

Debrief: You must be able to project unintended consequences, analyze policies that affect you and make changes. I

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