Prepare and submit an essay of 500 to 800 words (with a typical font and double spacing, this will be between 2 and 3 pages). Your assignment should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document. (If you cannot submit your file in in Word, please discuss other options with your mentor before submitting your first assignment.) Your essay should answer all the following questions. Be sure your answer is complete and that your writing is organized, clear, and grammatically correct. Properly cite any outside sources of information, including your textbook, in proper APA style. This is a midterm paper that will help you in preparing for your final project. In this paper you will also have an opportunity to give insights into the deliberative civil processes in the United States from your own perspective. Prepare a draft proposal for a particular individual engagement, for you as a citizen, in the process of democratic deliberation. The overall goal of your proposed action should be to allow you to become a more involved and responsible citizen; the engagement should have national or global importance. Choose a single issue-area that is, in your opinion, important for you as a citizen (for example, health care; education; veterans affairs; gender-based discourse; issues related to disabilities, etc.) Keep narrowing your focus until you can list one or two important question(s) you would like to tackle during your own engaged civic action. Identify any possible stakeholders (institutional actors) that are active in that particular field, and tell why you chose them. Identify institutional or other challenges to the action you suggest. Explain your choices and any ways you might propose to meet these challenges.