Homelessness; Agenda Funnel

**If you do not have access to Jansson, do not worry about that citation, I do not think it is needed. **

Social change occurs because a person or group gains the attention and support of decisions makers. Decision makers, often in the form of legislators or political representatives, have access to putting issues and policies on the agenda for the business by the assembly. Being placed on an agenda gives you the opportunity to present your advocacy work directly to decision makers and may well determine the success of the development of a policy proposal.
Therefore, policy advocates need to be ready to advocate for their proposal for social change. For this Assignment, you will review 10 issues for activating change and consider how the issues apply to the social problem you selected earlier in the course.
To Prepare:

Review Chapter 6 in the Jansson text as needed. Focus on the 10 issues from The Agenda Funnel (p. 181). 

Timing  
Coupling  
Framing and finding a title  
Negotiating and bargaining  
Assembling early sponsors and supporters  
Routing  
Media coverage  
Setting key endorsements  
Coalition building  
Building momentum 

By Day 7
Submit a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following: 

Briefly explain the concept of the agenda funnel. 
Why is context important when advocating for change to decision makers? 
Using the social problem you identified earlier in the course, explain how the 10 issues Jansson outlined are important when trying to activate change regarding the selected social problem. Provide 23 sentences for each of the 10 issues: 

Timing  
Coupling  
Framing and finding a title  
Negotiating and bargaining  
Assembling early sponsors and supporters  
Routing  
Media coverage  
Setting key endorsements  
Coalition building  
Building momentum 

Be sure to incorporate any sources you found related to your selected social problem using standard APA format.