Schaefer Center Relaunches 'BeHEARD Baltimore,' a Way for Local Citizens to Speak Their Minds About Policy and Important Events
May 8, 2020
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
Residents of Baltimore are invited to be part of BeHEARD Baltimore, a citizen engagement project of the Schaefer Center for Public Policy in the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs. The web-based effort provides opportunities for Baltimore citizens to share their opinions with policy makers about important issues and current events by completing curated surveys.
"BeHEARD Baltimore is the first citizen engagement platform that allows all Baltimoreans to share their opinions," says Ann Cotten, director of the Schaefer Center. "Developed and managed by the staff at the Schaefer Center, BeHeard Baltimore provides a venue for residents to have their voices BeHEARD by policy makers and elected officials."
Participation in BeHEARD Baltimore requires only a quick sign-up. Unlike traditional telephone polls, which require participants to complete surveys on the interviewers' schedule, the BeHEARD Baltimore poll allows participants to complete surveys when it's convenient for them.
BeHEARD panel members will receive email invitations to complete surveys every few weeks about current events, policy issues, or breaking news. Polls will generally be open for one week. Polls on breaking news may only be open for one day. Participation is always voluntary, and respondents' information is strictly confidential.
Learn more about BeHEARD Baltimore and the Schaefer Center for Public Policy.
Read about BeHEARD Baltimore in The Baltimore Sun.
Learn more about the UB College of Public Affairs.