SURVEY plus updates and analysis while the survey was live
Aug. 14, 2012 – Nov. 5, 2012
FOOD VOTE 2012 SURVEY (U.S.): The survey is closed but it is still readable.
CAMPAIGN ISSUES in 2012
These major websites have long lists of current campaign issues. None identify food as an issue in 2012.
MISSION OF FOOD VOTE 2012
The long-range goals of the Food Vote 2012 Survey are:
- Support every American adult who wants to become a “food citizen”
- Develop a “Complete Food and Farm System” framework — feeding ourselves + feeding each other — that can be easily learned and applied by any community, any jurisdiction, any agency.
Medium-term, the Food Vote 2012 Survey is an attempt to
- Build awareness of food systems as a high-leverage arena for positive civic action — among voters, media, legislators, government officials, organizations
- Establish a baseline of knowledge for future action — between elections and during future elections
- Build voter self-confidence in natural adult standing regarding a basic, universal need — food
- Build voter skills in claiming adult standing, individually and collectively — sensing, thinking, articulating, deciding, acting about food
Short-term, the survey is an attempt to:
- Gauge the responsiveness of the U.S. House of Representatives to constituents’ emergency needs
- Encourage constituents to educate Congressional candidates (incumbents and challengers) on community food system solutions to emergency problems
- Support healing, political unity, and coalition building among the growing number of individuals and organizations who are part of the U.S. community food and farm networks
UPDATES and analysis during survey
(Aug. 14 – Nov. 5, 2012 blogposts)
Sept. 20 Congressional Food Candidate #2