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With immigration being one of the least important problems in the US at the moment, it will be a little difficult to have anything done about illegal immigrants. Getting the government to actually do something productive about immigration would take lots of people to make it at the top of the priorities list. In order to change the minds of the decision makers in regards to immigration amnesty, I must contact bigger organizations that already have some sort of connection with the government. If the organizations isn’t big enough, it won’t have that much of an effect because chances are that there don’t have much of a connection with the government, which makes them as powerless as myself.
I plan to email a few organizations that I think are well acquainted with the government and explain to them why I think they should keep pushing the members of the government to put immigration amnesty as one of the top priorities on their list. One of the organizations I will be contacting about this issue is the National Immigration Forum. I chose them because, looking at their website, I see that they are very well on top of the status of all things surrounding immigration. They have information about the senate, the President, debates, and so much more. If the information hey give me is sufficient, which I’m confidant that it will be, they will be the only organization I will contact.
Through working with this organization we could put together events and spread the word to allow an immigration amnesty day for the illegal immigrants already here. We can help bring awareness to more communities because it seems as though nobody really cares about this issue. People who have immigrants in their families will be the easiest target because they could have family members who are illegal in the country and would like them to be legal citizens.
I called this organization and they didn’t answer. I guess I’ll have to try another one.
· El mural es echo por Sam Byrd and Gabe Tiberino.
· Este mural especifico revela posotivo la cultura Africana America.
· Ese mural revela tres cosas imnportantes para la communidad. Revela hombres que eran lideres en la comudad, motivacion para los niños, y que los padres son muy importante.
· “Todos los consejos que los padres dan a la juventud tienen por finalidad impedir que sean jóvenes.”
· “Muchas personas tienen poder, pero pocos tienen poder para llegar a las personas; esos son los verdaderos líderes.”
Yo quise este muro por que mi padre es muy importante para mi. El es la madre y tambien el padre, y ese es mi lider.
My plan for communicating with my legislator is to get some people from the STARs organization, then schedule a meeting with either Mike O’Brien or Larry Farnese. I feel like this is an issue that hasn’t gotten much attention, so talking to them in person might give me a better chance at pushing the urgency of this situation.I would write a letter to The Philadelphia Inquirer in hopes that maybe I would get more people aware of the lack of middle school athletic programs. My letter would read like this:
Twitter is also something I would like to utilize, if everything goes as planned I would like to get a trend “#PSDBudgetCuts” or something along those lines. I think it would be the most efficient way to see my grassroots and to represent my grassroots. I will attempt to use social media, such as Twitter, to play a big role. If we can get even 25 or thirty people to tweet it, the message will reach thousands of people.
I think the letter and meeting in person, will be the most successful part of the plan. The twitter part is a bit of a reach, but it definitely has the most potential though. When I was writing this, I was thinking about Occupy Philly and the Egyptian Revolution, given that this is a much smaller issue. I was thinking about how I could reach the most people, maybe more importantly, the leaders of my situation. Larry Farnese and/or Mike O’Brien, will hopefully listen to the proposals and do what is most important for the youth of Philadelphia.
English 12: Sexuality & Society in Literature
Quarter 2 BM-Research Design
Plan of Action How-To
Thesis: The environment that one grows up in has an affect on one’s sexual orientation.
What thesis-related questions to study?
• What is sexual orientation?
• How is sexual orientation determined?
• Can one change their sexual orientation? Why/why not?
• Is homosexuality a mental disorder ?
• Is homosexuality passed down through genetics
• What causes homosexuality?
What data might be relevant to collect? (link to sources in your AB in this section, if applicable)
• Statistic/survey linking child abuse and sexuality
• Statistic/survey linking sexuality of parents and children
• Statistic/survey linking homosexuality sexuality of identical twins
• Research done on brain function of homosexuals
• Research done on genetic of homosexuals compared to heterosexual
• Research done on the causes of sexual orientation
How would I analyze the results?
I believe the environment and lifestyle one lives has a impact on their sexual orientation. If the from the data about brain functions show that homosexuals and a health heterosexual are similar, it will rule of the possibility of homosexuality being considered mental illness. If the research on genetics and the statistic/survey linking sexuality of parents and children show it now genetic, I can rule out the argument of it being a disorder passed down for parent to child. If the statistic/survey of homosexuality sexuality and identical twins don’t seem to show any trends it cans also rule out the genetics argument because identical twins has very similar biological make ups.
Boeree, George. "General Psychology Sexual Orientation." Sexual Orientation. N/A, N/A. Web. 1 Nov 2011. <http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/sexualorientation.html>.
This article is about biology and genetic and how a people behaviors are based off of them. It states that men with less testosterone tend to look and act somewhat more like women, and women with more testosterone than other women tend to look and act somewhat more like men. It also go on to say there is no direct link from testosterone to homosexuality. The helps support my topic because even though the genetic the genetic structure of a person my have some effect on a person’s sexual behavior it isn’t the cause of homosexuality.
Goldstein, Dora. "Biological basis of sexual orientation." stanford.edu. Stanford University, 03/10/95. Web. 1 Nov 2011. <http://news.stanford.edu/pr/95/950310Arc5328.html>.
This article’s information is mainly on puberty. Is stated a week before and after birth, testosterone has an irreversible organizing effect on the body and brain of males. If the hormone is absent during this period, the individuals’ anatomy and behavior never can become wholly male. Also, that during puberty males gets a surge of testosterone, which activates their male sexual development and behavior. This gives some hints that testosterone levels affect sexual behavior. This source and be use to support both nature and nurture arguments.
Hidalgo, Hilda. "Sexual Orientation." healthy minds. american psychological association, N/A. Web. 1 Nov 2011. <http://www.healthyminds.org/More-Info-For/GayLesbianBisexuals.asp&xgt;.
This document give some basic information of what sexual orientation is. It also lists some cause that is believed to effect ones sexuality. It states homosexuality was believed to be the result of troubled experiences or environment, and it is not a form of mental illness .The information I receive for this document I can use to introduce my topic and give general information on sexual orientation and how ones environment is believe to effect it.
Johnson, Ryan. "Homosexuality: Nature or Nurture." AllPsych Online. N/A, 4/30/03. Web. 1 Nov 2011. <http://allpsych.com/journal/homosexuality.html>.
There are statics identical twins in this document. I can use this because identical twins have very similar biological structures. If the both of them are the same sexual orientation there is a chance that the biological build has a part to play in their sexual orientation. If the studies show that identical twins have the same sexual orientation this could prove my idea wrong
Jones, Michael. "Nature vs. Nurture Debates Over Sexuality." Change.org. N/A, 10/05/08. Web. 1 Nov 2011. <http://news.change.org/stories/nature-vs-nurture-debates-over-sexuality>.
This article suggests that both the nature and the nurture have valid evidence on what can affect a child’s sexual orientation. It says proven Research suggests that the homosexual orientation is in place very early in the life cycle, possibly even before birth. Its also that suggest that nurture could be a cause homosexuality. Some causes are estranged relationships between gay children and their parents, allowing male children to play with dolls, not forming healthy same-sex bonds with peers as a toddler, and sexual abuse at a young age.
Swidey, Niel. "What Makes People Gay?." Boston.com. Boston Global, 08/14/05. Web. 1 Nov 2011. <http://www.boston.com/news/globe/magazine/articles/2005/08/14/what_makes_people_gay/>.
In this document there is information on childhood gender nonconformity. It is a child not being comfortable in his or her own body. In this one of a pair of twins is showing signs of childhood gender nonconformity. In this situation the mother is open minded and what’s her children to have freedom of expression and allow the behavior.
Van Buskirk, James E. "Nature And Causes Of Homosexuality (Book)." Library Journal 106.21 (1981): 2321. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts. Web. 1 Nov. 2011.
These articles talk about one environment and sexuality. It says that a family of homosexuals it is more likely for a child to come out homosexual. It also states that some events and/or relationship with parents can influence a child's sexuality. This directly contributes to my idea that one environment influence ones sexuality.
"sexual orientation and homosexuality." psychology.org. Australian psychological society, N/A. Web. 1 Nov 2011. <http://www.psychology.org.au/publications/tip_sheets/orientation/>.
This article rules out a popular belief that homosexuality is a choice. It states that ones sexual orientation is determined at a young age before there is any kind of sexual act. It shows how some were not comfortable with their homosexuality and tried to change it. In the end their homosexuality didn’t go away. I can use this to kill the argument that sexual orientation is choice when in the end leaves the arguments that it is either nurture or nature.
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