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the choice 2004

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What Difference Does a Name Make?

Names of Group Members:

What policy or Act were you assigned? ______________________________________

What did it say?

When was it passed or proposed?

What were the important events going on when it was passed or proposed?

Who favored it and why?

Who opposed it and why?

List any special impact that it had on particular demographic groups:

Is the current title truthful or does it mask the content of your policy or act?

Which target audiences are likely to see the title as accurate?

Which target audiences are likely to see the title as misleading?

Which group(s) of people would favor keeping the name as is and why?

Which group(s) of people would want to change the name and why? What more accurate phrase or title might they use instead?

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