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Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association vs. SB 1070

Action Plan and Presentation

The facilitator selects a political issue, an assigned a role: special interest group, lobbyist, political action committee, issue network, or institutional elite.

Keep your role, goals, agenda, and available power in focus.

To oppose the law SB 1070 or the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act from the viewpoint of the "Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association"

To counter this interest group the Arizona Law enforcement

Develop a 1,050- to 1,400-word action plan and 9- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation explaining your action plan, or how you will influence policy.

Discuss what arguments you will use and the media or other tools you will employ.

Explain how the plan differs from the approach taken if the team was assigned a different role and why the teamâ??s plan offers a superior approach.

Format your action plan and presentation according to APA standards.

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Dear Student,
Hello and thank you for using Brainmass. The action plan is also presented as a sample slideshow. However please bear in mind that this solution was created only as a sample for you to get you in the right direction to help you and your group. You must create your own version for submission. Please note that the Powerpoint (.ppt)file is attached in .zip file due to size issues. Just unzip it and you'll have your sample slideshow. Good luck with your studies!

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Special Interest Group Action Plan

Group Name: Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association

Our group is a cohesive organization whose members are hotels, lodges and resorts in the State of Arizona. Thus, our primary market is tourism and travel. Our main website explains our mission and our advocacy (AZHLA, 2010):

"The Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association (AZHLA) is the leading public policy advocate for the Arizona Lodging Industry. We represent over 34,000 rooms state-wide and 400+ members including hotel, resorts, B&B's and related industry partners. Our mission: To Unify, Protect, Enhance, and promote the interests of the Arizona Lodging Industry. Consistently building on the goals and objectives first established in 1938, AZHLA continues to represent and serve all segments of Arizona's diverse lodging industry."

Of recent, the Arizona law known as SB 1070 or the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act is seen as the broadest and strictest anti-immigration law in decades and its provisions the most controversial if not potentially divisive which in essence is the following (Cornell, 2010, Wiki, 2010 & CIS 2006):

"U.S. federal law requires certain aliens to register with the U.S. government, and to have registration documents in their possession at all times. The Act additionally makes it a state misdemeanour crime for an alien to be in Arizona without carrying the required documents, bars state or local officials or agencies from restricting enforcement of federal immigration laws, and cracks down on those sheltering, hiring and transporting illegal aliens. The paragraph on intent in the legislation says it embodies an ...

Solution Summary

The solution is a 1,249-word essay discussing the SB 1070 or the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act from the point of view of the Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association or AZHLA. It contains an action plan for the purpose of influencing public policy as well as the arguments that can be used for this purpose. A sample slideshow based on the essay is also included and due to size is attached in a zipped folder. a word version of the solution is also attached for easy download and printing.