Jobs, Justice & Climate Stakeholder Survey - Rights & Democracy VT

Jobs, Justice & Climate Stakeholder Survey

Rights & Democracy Vermont

Jobs, Justice & Climate Program

Comprehensive Stakeholder Survey

Spring 2018

Background:

In 2017 Rights and Democracy launched our Jobs, Justice & Climate (JJC) program with two campaigns. As of April, 2018 our Energy Democracy Campaign and Water Campaign both have member-led teams.  To ensure that Rights & Democracy (RAD) maintains open communication with members, provides opportunities for clear feedback from internal RAD teams, and engages in an equitable manner with stakeholders - we are creating a comprehensive stakeholder survey to guide our upcoming JJC program and campaign planning in May of 2018.

Survey Goals:

  • Ensure that campaigns in the JJC program are placing impacted residents at the center of our decision-making and power-building.
  • Provide an opportunity for feedback from RAD members and stakeholders on existing JJC campaigns.
  • Gain insights into future campaign strategy and tactics on existing JJC campaigns for May 2018 planning, keeping in mind RAD’s Whole Movement approach to our work.
  • Hear from members and stakeholders about how climate change is most directly impacting their local community, and what solutions are needed to create a just transition & climate resilient future.
  • Get feedback on what tactics, trainings and goals are most important for stakeholders to be fully engaged in RAD’s JJC program while working collaboratively with partners.

RAD’s Jobs, Justice & Climate Program currently has two campaigns, Clean Water and Energy Democracy. In what ways have you currently supported these campaigns since they began in 2017?

  • Joel Trupin
    answered 2018-07-04 23:43:59 -0400
    Q: How informed do you feel about the challenges to clean water or energy democracy in Vermont? In what ways are you informed (know organizations working on the issue, have concrete policy knowledge, etc.)?
    A: I know policy and have worked in organizations
  • Joel Trupin
    answered 2018-07-04 23:41:54 -0400
    Q: RAD’s Jobs, Justice & Climate Program currently has two campaigns, Clean Water and Energy Democracy. In what ways have you currently supported these campaigns since they began in 2017?
    A: Signed petitions
  • Tiffany Finck-Haynes
    answered 2018-05-30 11:01:55 -0400
    Q: What skills do you think would best prepare you & our members to better engage on these campaigns? Pick any.
    A: Water Testing, Energy Efficiency Assessment or Technical Training
  • Tiffany Finck-Haynes
    answered 2018-05-30 11:01:36 -0400
    Q: Would you be willing to get more engaged in our Jobs, Justice & Climate program? If so, how?
    A: Join our Energy Democracy Team
  • Tiffany Finck-Haynes
    answered 2018-05-30 11:01:18 -0400
    Q: What next step is needed to further our Clean Water campaign?
    A: Organizing water testing training & community water testing days
  • Tiffany Finck-Haynes
    answered 2018-05-30 11:01:00 -0400
    Q: What is your top concern relating to drinking water in Vermont and/or your community?
    A: Pesticide/herbicide contamination
  • Tiffany Finck-Haynes
    answered 2018-05-30 11:00:47 -0400
    Q: What next step is needed to further our Energy Democracy campaign?
    A: Enlisting partner organizations to assist with the campaign.
  • Tiffany Finck-Haynes
    answered 2018-05-30 11:00:18 -0400
    Q: What is your top concern relating to equitable energy access & democracy in Vermont and/or your community? Pick any.
    A: Equitable access to renewable energy
  • Tiffany Finck-Haynes
    answered 2018-05-30 10:59:58 -0400
    Q: Studies show that low-income individuals, people of color and incarcerated individuals are disproportionately impacted by energy or drinking water access issues. What communities should RAD be reaching out to in order to ensure just and equitable representation in planning & leading these campaigns?
    A: All of these communities!
  • Tiffany Finck-Haynes
    answered 2018-05-30 10:59:38 -0400
    Q: Who in your local community is most impacted by drinking water and energy access issues, and how?
    A: Personally—family in Bennington have been impacted by water quality issues.
  • Tiffany Finck-Haynes
    answered 2018-05-30 10:58:50 -0400
    Q: How informed do you feel about the challenges to clean water or energy democracy in Vermont? In what ways are you informed (know organizations working on the issue, have concrete policy knowledge, etc.)?
    A: Friends of the Earth has information on water quality issues generally with regards to pesticides, animal agriculture and organic agriculture. We’re tracking what’s happening on these issues at the state and federal level and help support campaigns at the state level where we can be helpful.
  • Tiffany Finck-Haynes
    answered 2018-05-30 10:57:24 -0400
    Q: RAD’s Jobs, Justice & Climate Program currently has two campaigns, Clean Water and Energy Democracy. In what ways have you currently supported these campaigns since they began in 2017?
    A: Researched these issues on RAD’s or other policy teams
  • chuck Pizer
    answered 2018-05-25 21:22:30 -0400
    Q: What skills do you think would best prepare you & our members to better engage on these campaigns? Pick any.
    A: Media (writing press releases, speaking to the media, etc.)
  • chuck Pizer
    answered 2018-05-25 21:21:56 -0400
    Q: Would you be willing to get more engaged in our Jobs, Justice & Climate program? If so, how?
    A: Researching policy on JJC issues
  • chuck Pizer
    answered 2018-05-25 21:20:58 -0400
    Q: What next step is needed to further our Clean Water campaign?
    A: Educating more Vermonters about drinking water issues in our communities
  • chuck Pizer
    answered 2018-05-25 21:20:35 -0400
    Q: What is your top concern relating to drinking water in Vermont and/or your community?
    A: Cyanobacteria/phosphorus contamination
  • chuck Pizer
    answered 2018-05-25 21:20:05 -0400
    Q: What next step is needed to further our Energy Democracy campaign?
    A: Educating more of the Vermont community about what energy democracy is through community meetings, cultural events or other in-person events.
  • chuck Pizer
    answered 2018-05-25 21:19:32 -0400
    Q: What is your top concern relating to equitable energy access & democracy in Vermont and/or your community? Pick any.
    A: High energy/heating costs
  • chuck Pizer
    answered 2018-05-25 21:18:33 -0400
    Q: Studies show that low-income individuals, people of color and incarcerated individuals are disproportionately impacted by energy or drinking water access issues. What communities should RAD be reaching out to in order to ensure just and equitable representation in planning & leading these campaigns?
    A: RAD effectively mobilizes people and organizations to address the multi-issue campaigns they fight for. On energy and water campaigns, I defer to RAD’s expertise.
  • chuck Pizer
    answered 2018-05-25 21:11:53 -0400
    Q: Who in your local community is most impacted by drinking water and energy access issues, and how?
    A: While we are all impacted, our low income brothers and sisters who rent have limited options and recourse.
  • chuck Pizer
    answered 2018-05-25 21:07:50 -0400
    Q: How informed do you feel about the challenges to clean water or energy democracy in Vermont? In what ways are you informed (know organizations working on the issue, have concrete policy knowledge, etc.)?
    A: Somewhat informed. Get my best information from Rights & Democracy.
  • chuck Pizer
    answered 2018-05-25 21:06:16 -0400
    Q: RAD’s Jobs, Justice & Climate Program currently has two campaigns, Clean Water and Energy Democracy. In what ways have you currently supported these campaigns since they began in 2017?
    A: Signed petitions
  • Rachel Stevens
    answered 2018-05-25 12:26:21 -0400
    Q: Would you be willing to get more engaged in our Jobs, Justice & Climate program? If so, how?
    A: Meeting with legislators and decision-makers about water, energy & climate concerns
  • Rachel Stevens
    answered 2018-05-25 12:25:49 -0400
    Q: What next step is needed to further our Clean Water campaign?
    A: Organizing water testing training & community water testing days
  • Rachel Stevens
    answered 2018-05-25 12:25:36 -0400
    Q: What is your top concern relating to drinking water in Vermont and/or your community?
    A: Chemical contamination from industrial or other commercial sites
  • Rachel Stevens
    answered 2018-05-25 12:25:24 -0400
    Q: What next step is needed to further our Energy Democracy campaign?
    A: Educating more of the Vermont community about what energy democracy is through community meetings, cultural events or other in-person events.
  • Rachel Stevens
    answered 2018-05-25 12:25:10 -0400
    Q: What is your top concern relating to equitable energy access & democracy in Vermont and/or your community? Pick any.
    A: Transportation
  • Rachel Stevens
    answered 2018-05-25 12:24:55 -0400
    Q: Studies show that low-income individuals, people of color and incarcerated individuals are disproportionately impacted by energy or drinking water access issues. What communities should RAD be reaching out to in order to ensure just and equitable representation in planning & leading these campaigns?
    A: Justice for All, Toxic Action Center, VLS Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic (new EJ clinic—free lawyer services for communities)
  • Rachel Stevens
    answered 2018-05-25 12:23:15 -0400
    Q: Who in your local community is most impacted by drinking water and energy access issues, and how?
    A: After the Bennington issues with PFOAs, it’d be great if Vermonters could get their drinking water tested for free. Many private well owners assume their water is safe, when it’s not. I just watched the move “The Devil We Know” and it is scary how many toxic chemicals are in our water and consumer products. On the energy front, I’d love for there to be more information for tenants/renters. Renters don’t have any incentive or information about energy efficiency in their homes. Seems like a missed opportunity.
  • Rachel Stevens
    answered 2018-05-25 12:14:33 -0400
    Q: How informed do you feel about the challenges to clean water or energy democracy in Vermont? In what ways are you informed (know organizations working on the issue, have concrete policy knowledge, etc.)?
    A: I am not informed about the energy democracy issue, but I’m interested to learn more. I know about the clean water issue, many groups like VNRC, CLF, and Lake Champlain International share information and updates about this issue.

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