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What is this part of the website for?
- 38 Degrees members decide together what we campaign on. One way members can suggest campaigns is through this part of the website.
- This part of the website also helps determine how popular campaigns are through the voting system.
- You can vote on campaigns other 38 Degrees members suggest here You have up to 10 votes you can use.

How can I suggest a campaign?
- If you’ve got an idea for what 38 Degrees should campaign on please share it here.
-By adding your campaign idea here you’ll give other 38 Degrees members the opportunity to comment, suggest improvements and vote on your idea.
- The most popular suggestions made here will be put to 38 Degrees members to discuss and vote on in other ways – e.g. on our facebook, twitter and blog, and through email polls.
- Get involved and have your say – your campaign might be the next to start an avalanche!

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- Every member has up to 10 votes, which you are free to use how ever you want.
- If you really keen on a particular campaign, you can use more than one vote. – We will email you when when your ideas are completed or deleted as your votes will return to you.
- You can also change your votes by clicking on them.
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What happens to my campaign suggestions and votes?
- 38 Degrees campaigns are driven by what members want to do. Uservoice one of a number of ways in which 38 Degrees members can say what they one to the 38 Degrees to work on.
- If an idea is really popular on this Uservoice part of the website 38 Degrees will consult members about the idea in other ways e.g. through discussions on our blog and Facebook group and through member surveys.
- Please note that an idea being popular on this part of the website does not guarantee that it will become a 38 Degrees campaign. This is because firstly this area of the site is not visted by all 38 Degrees members and secondly because it is possible for non-members to vote. This can potentially skew the results. If in a member survey the wider 38 Degrees membership says other issues are more important, those issues will take priority.
- If 38 Degrees members vote that an idea should be a priority in our main member survey as well as on this part of the web site, the 38 Degrees office team will start work to turn it into a campaign. You can see the results of these main member surveys here: http://blog.38degrees.org.uk/tag/poll/

Can I ask others to boost the ranking of my issue?
- It might feel tempting to try and boost the ranking of your favorite issue by encouraging loads of people not involved with 38 Degrees to come and vote for it.
- Please don’t do this — this is intended as a space for 38 Degrees members to discuss together what they want us to do.

Are there any rules?
- It’s really important that the 38 Degrees website is a place where we can all have a healthy debate – which is why we don’t moderate comments or campaign suggestions before they are published. However, to ensure our site stays family friendly we have a few rules that you can read here:
http://38degrees.org.uk/pages/comments-policy

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  1. Remove VAT on ebooks

    Unlike printed books, electronic books have VAT charged. How can this encourage the use of new technology in education, or reduction in the use of resources in the production of books.

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      4 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • saving children's playing fields from housing development

      Conservative Basildon Borough Councillors are selling off numerous, parks, recreation grounds, green open spaces, all children's playing fields for housing development and to fund their Sporting Village in Gloucester Park. This seems to be a process which various Council's seem to be doing up and down the country. It is a basic right of childhood to be able to run and play freely. These open spaces are the very hearts of the communities and are vital for the health and well being of residents of all ages. If this morally wrong practice is not stopped our children will be living…

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        2 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Restrict child benefits to two children

        We are running out of space and resources.We will never be able to provide jobs for our burgeoning population. Clearly there will be exceptions (triplets quads etc) People will not be restricted to two children - but they (or their 'faith group') should pick up the cost.

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          3 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Stop fossil fuel subsidies

          Last year governments, mainly in the developing world, spent $312bn subsidising coal oil, gas and coal.

          In the UK, Fossil fuel subsidies are 10 times those of renewables.

          This was even though they agree these fuels cause climate change.

          The International Energy Agency says removing the subsidies would be the quickest way to control the soaring demand for energy.

          It would also cut CO2 emissions by 5.8%

          But the IEA report admits that vested interests and political inertia will be major barriers to making progress on the issue.

          Cutting out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020 would allow fuel prices to…

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            4 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • the proposed purple haze mining site at Moors Valley Country Park, Dorset. Please help!

            A proposed gravel and sand mining site covering 700,000 square metres of beautiful country park in Dorset, very close to residential area.

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              8 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Organising a 'leave the excess packaging in store' day

              Over-packaged groceries and other products are one of the plagues of our world, responsible for lots of CO2 emitted and tons of litter ruining our lanscapes. I try not to buy things over-wrapped with plastic/paper etc. but it's not always possible to avoid... recently, I've heard about someone taking the stuff she buys out of all the packaging, and leaving said packaging in the shop to make a statement. It my not be the best idea if just one or few people do it (won't change much, and packaging my not get recycled) but I thought - how about spreading…

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                3 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Ecuador Yasuni ITT Trust Fund

                Ecuador Yasuni ITT Trust Fund. $60m needed to stop Ecuador government drilling for oil in Ishpingo, Tambococha and Tiputini (ITT) oil fields, beneath the stunning Yasuni national park in Ecuador's Amazon. Anyone can donate towards this fund. Chile, Spain and Italy have already pledged upto $40m. When the money is raised, Ecuador have promised to use the funds to develop alternative energy solutions. We should ask UK government to donate as much as possible before its too late.

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                  3 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Stop proposals for a Beagle breeding farm in East Yorkshire

                  A company called B & K Universal Ltd are seeking planning permission to build a Beagle breeding farm facility in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Following written protests and campaigns by BUAV (British Union Against Vivisection) and others, East Riding Council refused planning permission. B & K Universal Ltd then appealed to the Planning Inspectorate at Bristol and the final decision now rests with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles MP. If passed, this facility will breed and supply beagles for purposes of research and experimentation. The dogs will live a life of suffering and…

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                    7 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Stop the illegal use of airborne aerosols in the uk. Even under the guise of 'geo-engineering', this is happening right now!

                    The UK government is complicit in the illegal use of airborne aerosols, under the guise of geo-engineering. Aircraft fitted with Aerosols are spraying chemicals containing metals into the atmosphere to control the amount of exposure to the sun. Bees and butterflies are dying in droves, hospital admissions for respiratory illnesses has gone up by 300% over the last 3 years and vegetables planted outside are failing on a massive scale. Why has this not been brought to the publics attention?

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                      2 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Preventing nuclear waste disposal at Blackdyke, Silloth, North Cumbria and creating a huge spoil heap on the Solway Plain.

                      Preventing nuclear waste disposal at Blackdyke, Silloth, North Cumbria and creating a huge spoil heap on the Solway Plain.

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                        2 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Amending the 'Localism' Bill to include Mineral Planning

                        Proposed amendment to the Neighbourhood Planning Process as currently proposed in the Localism Bill

                        Those involved in developing their Neighbourhood Plan should be allowed to express an opinion on the way Mineral Planning Policy for their area could impact on their local Neighbourhood.Plan. I suggest that the Neighbourhood Planners need answers to the following information from the Mineral Planning Authority for their area in order to do it.

                        The new process of drawing up a Local Neighbourhood Plan should include information about the following:

                        i) Are their are reserves of Minerals which could be exploited within the boundaries of the…

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                        • Protest against the planned badger cull in West Wales

                          Having been defeated in bringing in a cull of badgers in Wales, a new legislative order for a badger cull in West Wales has been put forward. There is no different scientific evidence for this proposal than for the last, defeated proposal. Prevent the culling of badgers for no reason.

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                          • Saving peat bogs

                            Peat bogs are dissapering every day. They are full of habitat for insects, birds, plants ect. Many are being drained and i've noticed one happen right next to me. People should understand how important they are. Its should be stopped

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                            • STOP GM CROPS NOW!!!

                              Here are four reasons why GM crops are a bad idea.

                              1. Lack of demand

                              It is nearly impossible to sell GMOs as food. In Europe, foods containing GM ingredients have to be labelled and consumers have rejected them. For this reason, all the leading European supermarkets and food companies phased out products containing GM ingredients more than 10 years ago. Even in Spain, the only European country with significant cultivation of GM crops, harvested GM maize is only used as feed for animals.

                              2. Lack of innovative potential

                              After more than 20 years of research - funded by taxpayers'…

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                              • Protect our countryside from developers

                                The localism bill says that the "default response" to planning applications should be "yes". This is the result of intense lobbying from developers.

                                It allows for reckless building on green-field sites when there is ample unused land on former industrial sites.

                                http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jul/28/localism-bill-sacrifice-countryside-market

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                                • STOP THE NEEDLESS KILLING OF BADGERS

                                  Badgers are earmarked for slaughter in Wales because they are being blamed for spreading TB in cattle. However, as Viva!'s shocking investigation at three Welsh markets shows, biosecurity failings may be at the real heart of the problem. The group are calling on the new Welsh Labour administration to abandon plans to kill badgers and focus on the real problems - caused by bad farming and the intensification of the cattle industry.
                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In-F4rnCQ74&feature=youtu.be

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                                  • HID Headlamps > Get them banned. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13147629

                                    HID Headlights cause dazzle whick is illegal on UK raods but cars are being built with these dangerous lights as standard equipment.

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                                    • Energy from Waste

                                      Waste crisis means 80 giant furnaces set for go-ahead in 2011.
                                      Please help before it is too late. These are WORSE then nuclear power. But the public are not aware of the dangers.

                                      Our local one is in Bedford. If this goes ahead, we will have to SHOOT ie KILL our herd of pedigree Jersey cows (450 of them) because the meat and milk will be unfit for human consumption.
                                      Please help and get the message out there.
                                      Ref article in the Independent:
                                      Incinerator Britain

                                      http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/waste-crisis-means-80-giant-furnaces-set-for-goahead-in-2011-2170387.html

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                                      • Cows should be outside: ban indoor dairy farming

                                        Having voted in the successful 38 degrees campaign against the mega-dairy, I was disgusted to find, on a recent visit to my home village in Lancashire, that the local farm has stopped letting the cows out into the fields in the summer. Instead they are kept in sheds all year round. This is just a mini-mega-dairy! It is unacceptable that animals aren't allowed outside, never mind the intensive farming practices that probably go alongside this in terms of feeds, antibiotics etc. We should campaign for these indoor dairy farms to be banned, but the people of this country also need…

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                                        • Objecting to Local Council tripling the rents on London's allotments

                                          Councils are trebling the cost of allotments without consultation making this valuable resource unaffordable to those that need them. Councils are obliged by law to provide land for fruit and vegetable growing at 'a low rent' ... that rent is being hiked to £300 a year. Most people who have allotments are on low incomes or elderly who have few other opportunities for exercise, socialising and producing thier own good food cheaply.

                                          Read more about the Council's obligations here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allotment_(gardening)#United_Kingdom - it is quite an interesting read.

                                          They'll be selling the land off before long just like the forests.

                                          Please…

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