Mod5 The Hostile Audience
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There is a major legislative proposal that, if enacted, would expand home health care programs to serve people with AIDS. The legislation needs more votes to pass, and advocates are reaching out to every elected official for his/her support. You have joined the advocacy group that will try to convince conservative, homophobic politicians that people with HIV/AIDS are in need of these home care programs that include visiting nurses, homemakers, physical therapy, and mental health counselors. The sentiments of these homophobic politicians are well known: People with AIDS “brought it on themselves”. Based on the knowledge you have gained thus far in this course, what approaches would you take in trying to convince these legislators to vote for this bill?