You should begin by reading and re-reading your character's position statement. List any facts or points of concern your character should bring up to the committee. Take 3 or 4 of the most important concerns and really try to drive them home to the committee. Use the additional resource materials to gather facts and information to support your position.
There will be opposing points of view for all witnesses. If you go up there and don't know what you are talking about, the other witnesses and committee members will chew you to pieces. To avoid this you should arm yourself with knowledge!! Try to understand your characters position and if you don't know the answer to a question think of something to say that is consistent with your characters beliefs.
A possible outline for your testimony could be: I. Introduction
State your name and the group you represent
Briefly state your main concerns
Explain and elaborate one your points of concern
Be sure to include at least 3 relevant facts from the resource articles
Describe the possible effects of the committee's actions on your group
Restate your main concerns
Recommend the committee take action appropriate for your group
The following groups and individuals will be asked to testify before the Committee on Animal Welfare.
American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums
Vegetarians for Ethical Farming Practices
Animal Liberation Front
American Medical Association
National Cattleman's Association
Belle Visage Cosmetics Corporation
International Vegan Society
Nature's Way Cosmetics Corporation
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Student Action Corps for Animals
Your grade will be based on the following criteria