Why do some groups tend to be underrepresented in Congress?

Research the proportion of women, African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and openly gay or lesbian members of Congress.
Reflect on what these patterns say about the nature of representation.
Why do some groups tend to be underrepresented in Congress?
Why do you see a trend in which more women and minorities are being represented?
Do you think the underrepresentation of women and minorities affect Congress’s business?
How might we as a people address this situation and strive towards equal representation? Make sure to cite sources used.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page or references page)
1-inch margins
Double spaced
12-point Times New Roman font
Title page
References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources in addition to textbook if cited)
Grading
This activity will be graded based on the Written Assignment Grading Rubric.
Course Outcomes (CO): 5, 6
Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday
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Rubric
Week 5 – Representation in Congress
Week 5 – Representation in Congress
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength
10 pts
The assignment is at least 1½- 2 pages long
8 pts
The assignment is at least 1½ pages long
7 pts
Assignment is 1 page in length
6 pts
Assignment is ½ page in length
0 pts
No effort
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDiscusses Equality of Representation
20 pts
Provides a thorough discussion of the underrepresentation or equality of representation of women and minorities in Congress in comparison to Congressional demographic make up
17 pts
Provides an overview of potential underrepresentation or equality of representation in comparison to Congressional demographics.
15 pts
Focuses on some aspect of underrepresentation or does not provide the demographic makeup of Congress
13 pts
Incomplete and describes some aspect of either underrepresentation or on demographic make up of Congress.
0 pts
No effort
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeImpact of Underrepresentation by Congress
20 pts
Provides a realistic hypothesis of potential issues caused by different social groups nots being equally represented in Congress
17 pts
Discusses inequities faced by most underrepresented social groups
15 pts
Emphasizes inequities of only 1 or 2 social groups
13 pts
Emphasizes inequities of only 1 social group
0 pts
No effort
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProposes Strategies to Ensure Equal Representation
20 pts
Proposes at least three relevant strategies the general populace could follow to ensure equality of congressional representation.
17 pts
Proposes at least two relevant strategies the general populace could follow to ensure equality of congressional representation.
15 pts
Proposes one relevant strategy the general populace could follow to ensure equality of congressional representation.
13 pts
Proposes somewhat relevant but unclear strategy the general populace could follow to ensure equality of congressional representation.
0 pts
No effort
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting: Mechanics and Usage
20 pts
The writing is concise, free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
17 pts
The writing is free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
15 pts
The writing contains some errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
13 pts
The writing is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message
0 pts
No effort
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCitations
10 pts
The references are provided in accurate APA format.
8 pts
The references contain 1 error in APA format.
7 pts
The references contain 2 errors in APA format.
6 pts
The references contain 3 or more errors in APA format
0 pts
No effort
10 pts
Total Points: 100

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