The CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs is proud to recognize the following groups as Roundtable Affiliates (established Jan 2016):
- Clean Water Action, Connecticut
- Connecticut Education Association
- Connecticut State Council of Machinists
- Connecticut State Employees Association
- Connecticut Sustainable Business Council
- Eastern Connecticut Green Action
- GEU-UAW Local 6950 (UConn graduate employees)
- Greater Hartford Labor Council
- Interreligious Eco-Justice Network
- Naugatuck Valley Project
- Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford
- People's Action for Clean Energy, Inc. (PACE)
- Unitarian Society of Hartford
- United Auto Workers Region 9A
- <your group!>
Background and Description
Since its inception in 2012, the Roundtable has been guided by a steering committee comprised of 10-15 people drawn from the diversity of the constituencies engaged in this effort. The members of the steering committee are not perceived as representing specific organizations, but rather expected to ensure that the perspectives of their broader constituency (e.g., labor, religious, environmental, environmental justice, clean energy task force) are carefully considered when making decisions or setting strategic direction for the Roundtable. The steering committee meets biweekly by conference call and holds a face-to-face strategy session twice a year.
In January 2016, the steering committee approved setting up a structure that recognizes affiliated groups and invites their participation in a representative advisory body.
To be recognized as an affiliate, a group must:
- Approve the statement of affiliation, affirming the goals and vision of the Roundtable.
- Pay an annual affiliation fee, which is a sliding scale based on a group’s membership and/or budget.
- Appoint someone to serve as a Roundtable Liaison to facilitate improved communication and provide guidance on major strategy decisions.
The liaisons, representing all affiliated groups, will meet 2 to 4 times per year, including at least one in-person gathering. The liaisons will serve two primary purposes:
- an advisory body, providing guidance/input to the steering committee on questions of strategy or major campaigns;
- a communication link, facilitating two-way information flow between the Roundtable and its affiliated groups.
Download a detailed description [PDF].
If you have questions about becoming a Roundtable Affiliate, send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.