Survey gathers sentiments on racial equality in defense communities
Chamber’s Military Affairs Council partners in effort to advance understanding
The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT, in conjunction with our Military Affairs Council, is partnering with Association of Defense Communities (ADC’s) nationwide initiative, One Military, One Community to conduct a survey to better understand current sentiments about racial equality from the local military community.
As a community with a proud tradition of supporting our military bases and institutions, it is important to understand local sentiments regarding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and consider how we might advance our efforts in that regard. To gain important information, we are asking groups affiliated with the region’s military community to take this survey, which is open through March 26.
The following audiences are being asked to take the survey: Military service members (Active duty, Reserves, National Guard), dependents, spouses, domestic partners, veterans, and Department of Defense civilians. We will be sharing the survey information with the local news media, local family readiness groups, military spouse networks, and other professional associations. Respondents are also encouraged to share this opportunity with anyone in their community or network as described above.
“Military families are valued members of our community, and we are deeply grateful for their service and sacrifice. Their involvement in the region has enriched our business community, workforce, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and quality of life in eastern Connecticut,” said Tony Sheridan, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT. “As a Chamber, we continually strive to support military families by understanding their experiences and connecting them to opportunities to thrive in our community.”
Here is a link to the survey. Survey respondents are encouraged to share this opportunity with anyone in the audience described above. Results of the survey will be compiled by ADC with the pro bono technical support of Booz Allen Hamilton and will be used to foster a healthy dialogue across the region on this relevant topic and also to form the basis for a subsequent community listening/discussion session(s).
About One Military, One Community
One Military, One Community (OMOC) is an initiative by the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) to advance the national conversation within the greater military community to ensure that every military family arriving at their new duty station will never have to face racism, intolerance, or inequality. The initiative is made possible through the pro bono technical support of Booz Allen Hamilton.