Social Studies - 2017-18
GOVT.9d - How State and Local Governments Influence Public Agenda
The student will apply social science skills to understand the process by which public policy is made by
d) describing how the state and local governments influence the public agenda and shape public policy;
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
In Virginia’s state and local governments, the public agenda is shaped by elected officials, political leaders, interest groups, the media, and individual citizens.
The legislative acts of the state and local
governments affect directly the
everyday life of all Virginians.
State and local government officials and individual citizens can shape policy through
direct participation in public meetings
personal contact with elected officials
service on boards and commissions
advocacy within the community and across the state, individually or as a member of an interest group.