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?

  • answered 2018-05-18 16:54:11 -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: well-informed as a paid advocate on these issues
  • answered 2018-05-18 16:53:20 -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: Attended a community meeting on these issues
  • answered 2018-05-11 11:57:30 -0400
    Q: Do you have any other feedback or proposals for next steps to better engage our members and communities on our Energy Democracy or Clean Water campaigns in the next 6 months?
    A: Good survey.
  • answered 2018-05-11 11:57:11 -0400
    Q: What skills do you think would best prepare you & our members to better engage on these campaigns? Pick any.
    A: Lobbying
  • answered 2018-05-11 11:56:39 -0400
    Q: Would you be willing to get more engaged in our Jobs, Justice & Climate program? If so, how?
    A: Sharing your story on how drinking water or energy issues have impacted you
  • answered 2018-05-11 11:55:59 -0400
    Q: What next step is needed to further our Clean Water campaign?
    A: Educating more Vermonters about drinking water issues in our communities
  • answered 2018-05-11 11:55:01 -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
  • answered 2018-05-11 11:54:24 -0400
    Q: What next step is needed to further our Energy Democracy campaign?
    A: Researching policy to create local, state and federal policy to promote energy democracy.
  • answered 2018-05-11 11:53:36 -0400
    Q: What is your top concern relating to equitable energy access & democracy in Vermont and/or your community? Pick any.
    A: Poor energy efficiency, in homes or in the grid system
  • answered 2018-05-11 11:53:00 -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: The general public is enough, since it is they who must act in the community’s best interests.
  • answered 2018-05-11 11:51:59 -0400
    Q: Who in your local community is most impacted by drinking water and energy access issues, and how?
    A: Those in the lower income ranges. Usually, they do not have the education or priorities for acting in their best interests on politics, personal health, or protection.
  • answered 2018-05-11 11:49:24 -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: Informed. I get updates from several dot orgs.
  • answered 2018-05-11 11:48:33 -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: Attended a community meeting on these issues
  • answered 2018-05-08 09:02:01 -0400
    Q: What skills do you think would best prepare you & our members to better engage on these campaigns? Pick any.
    A: Organizing & Campaign Planning
  • answered 2018-05-08 09:01:08 -0400
    Q: What next step is needed to further our Clean Water campaign?
    A: Researching drinking water complaints to Vermont agencies
  • answered 2018-05-08 09:00:44 -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
  • answered 2018-05-08 09:00:30 -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.
  • answered 2018-05-08 09:00:13 -0400
    Q: What is your top concern relating to equitable energy access & democracy in Vermont and/or your community? Pick any.
    A: Transportation
  • answered 2018-05-08 08:59:49 -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: I’d be interested in how these issues affect the resettled refugee population in Burlington, as their voices are often left out because few speak english.
  • answered 2018-05-08 08:58:25 -0400
    Q: Who in your local community is most impacted by drinking water and energy access issues, and how?
    A: In Burlington it is the houseless population who has troubling accessing energy and water in the winter, when heat is most needed and public fountains are shut off.
  • answered 2018-05-08 08:56:42 -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 feel pretty well informed as a grad student with lots of colleagues researching these issues and many friends concerned, working on, and talking about them.
  • answered 2018-05-08 08:55:32 -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
  • answered 2018-05-08 08:32:03 -0400
    Q: Do you have any other feedback or proposals for next steps to better engage our members and communities on our Energy Democracy or Clean Water campaigns in the next 6 months?
    A: Take photos of people impacted and their stories for use in the campaign.
    Provide advance information on topics likely to be address during next legislative session.
    Contact regional planning commissions for their input on issues important to their towns.
  • answered 2018-05-08 08:26:09 -0400
    Q: What skills do you think would best prepare you & our members to better engage on these campaigns? Pick any.
    A: Organizing & Campaign Planning
  • answered 2018-05-08 08:24:10 -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
  • answered 2018-05-08 08:22:25 -0400
    Q: What next step is needed to further our Clean Water campaign?
    A: Researching drinking water complaints to Vermont agencies
  • answered 2018-05-08 08:19:15 -0400
    Q: What next step is needed to further our Energy Democracy campaign?
    A: Enlisting partner organizations to assist with the campaign.
  • answered 2018-05-08 08:18:08 -0400
    Q: What is your top concern relating to equitable energy access & democracy in Vermont and/or your community? Pick any.
    A: Transportation
  • answered 2018-05-08 08:15:31 -0400
    Q: Who in your local community is most impacted by drinking water and energy access issues, and how?
    A: Those not on Champlain Water District, which are most of the rural houses, are impacted by low water levels that are more frequent each year due to hot dry summers. Lack of public transportation impacts low income, handicap and elderly citizens who don’t own cars. Heat and air conditioning costs impact same group.
  • answered 2018-05-08 07:52:26 -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: Have technical knowledge on issues, have some policy knowledge, know some organizations involved, former environmental scientist with State of VT.

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