We want to hear from you! You can reference the 2019 Canvass Policies for a refresher on standards of conduct, operating principles, Canvasser incentive pay, FM incentive pay, and more.

For general feedback or concerns, go to the 2019 Canvass General Feedback form. These will be received by Office & HR Administrator, Kate Lapp, for review and follow-up. These may be submitted anonymously, though that makes it more difficult for follow-up.

You may also complete an Incident Report Form online. This is the same form that is used in the office when reporting incidents on turf or with other staff. These forms will also be sent to Kate Lapp for review and follow-up. These may not be anonymous due to required follow-up.

Whatever your feedback, you should know:

  • Your safety is our top priority,
  • VPIRG will promptly follow-up with alleged perpetrators of inappropriate, discriminating or harassing behavior,
  • Your complaint will be confidential to those involved in investigating the matter, and witnesses or involved parties who need to be interviewed,
  • You will be protected from retaliation, and
  • You will be consulted regarding measures to take to ensure your safety, health and wellbeing.

For questions, contact:

Kate Lapp
Office & Human Resources Administrator
klapp@vpirg.org
(802) 770-0833

Liz Edsell
VPIRG Associate Director
liz@vpirg.org
(802) 595-2447

Additional Resources:

 

-Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion-

At VPIRG, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to fulfilling our mission. As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure everyone is valued and respected in all identities held- gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability- our full time staff has gone through DEI training with CQ Strategies. Part of that training includes the videos below. We are sharing them with our canvass team as an opportunity to continue learning (beyond T6-HR Training) about these topics.

DEI Videos & Articles

-Consent-

Per our 2019 Canvass Policy Manual and Group Agreements & Practices, VPIRG asks that employees practice enthusiastic consent. This means ALWAYS ASKING before touching someone (ex: “Can I give you a hug?”), and that verbal and physical consent applies to ALL contact inside AND outside the office. Please see additional information about consent by following the links and videos below:

  • It’s On US is a nationwide movement to end sexual assault.

It’s On Us asks everyone – students, community leaders, parents, organizations, and companies – to step up and realize that the conversation changes with us. It’s a rallying cry to be a part of the solution.

The campaign combines innovative creative content and grassroots organizing techniques to spark conversation on a national and local level. Over the past two years, almost 300,000 people have taken a stand against sexual violence by taking the It’s On Us pledge: committing to help create a culture of consent, bystander intervention, and survivor support. 

 

 

 

  • For more information about enthusiastic consent, and examples of what it looks and sounds like, check the informative playlist (created by Planned Parenthood) below: