Campaign suggestions

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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.
- You’ll get a digested email of any activity on your ideas, comments, status changes and admin responses.

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. Public funds to be made available for inquest into death of Jimmy Mubenga

    Jimmy Mubenga, an Angolan national, died while being 'restrained' by G4S security guards on a deportation flight in October 2010. Eyewitnesses on the plane heard him complaining that he could not breathe, crying for help and shouting: "They're going to kill me."

    The Crown Prosecutions Service decided in June 2012 not to bring manslaughter charges against the guards. Lord Rathbotham (former chief inspector of prisons - now a crossbench peer) has called this decision 'perverse', and demanded that public funds be made available for an inquest to properly establish what caused the death of Jimmy - a former student leader…

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      0 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Diabetics licenses removed after two low blood sugars in a year. Even when asleep.

      Up to one million people with diabetes could lose their driving licences because of harsh new European rules classifying them as unfit to drive.
      Experts claim the ‘unnecessarily strict’ changes will affect hundreds of thousands who have been driving for decades without problems.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2028152/Million-drivers-face-losing-licence-EU-diabetes-diktat.html#ixzz1cUnh6OeS

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2028152/Million-drivers-face-losing-licence-EU-diabetes-diktat.html

      http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/14125

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      • Ofqual - to re-grade English GCSE exam papers

        We should put pressure on the Government and Ofqual to re-grade English GCSE exam papers.
        It is unfair that Wales should get theirs looked at and not England and Scotland.
        It is unfair that the children that took the English GCSE in January had it marked under one set of rules, but those that took it in June had theirs changed.
        Thousands of children will have to re-sit or lose out on jobs in a world where they need all the help they can get.

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        • Eliminating KS2 SATs

          Lots of year 6s are put under too much pressure when the time comes to their SATs. These determine their sets in their next school, and they are recorded in the school's status. These young, innocent children are put through a lot. They are too harsh, and stressful.

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          • making poor record keeping in care/residential homes a criminal offence

            It is the right of all peoplenwithin our society to be provided with the best possible care when they need it. This is especially true of vulnerable adults such as the elderly and disabled being cared for in nursing and residential homes.

            The shocking revelation of incidents at Winterbourne has shown that such care is not always provided.

            I work in safeguarding adults in a local council and have been involved in many meetings where the death of service users have been discussed. In some of these meetings, it has been disclosed that a charge of "criminal negligence" has been…

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            • Ban Depleted Uranium Weapons

              Depleted Uranium Weapons are already band, so why not make sure our MP's do there job.

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                • Support Lord Falconer's Lords Bill on assisted dying

                  I have just left an excellent public meeting at which this Bill was debated. There were various powerful arguments in favour of the Bill, including:

                  several powerful testimonies of personal experiences, mainly with long-suffering parents who wanted to end their life.
                  the Bill is not shortening life, it is shortening death!
                  the Bill is very narrow in its scope in order not to put people off.
                  the Bill is based on 16 years positive experience of similar legislation in Oregon
                  It is a citizen's right to choose when to die, and not parliamentarians, or medics.

                  Please support

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                  • Stop racism within the police force

                    In todays society sterotypes often lead to racism its important we target and investigate for example black youths are 28% more likley to be stopped and searched ; less than 4% of thease searches leads to an arrest

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                      • Falun Gong persecution in China

                        There appears to be an apalling abuse of Human Rights ongoing in China regarding people peacefully practising an apolitical spritual activity. I have just recieved a 'flyer' on this and am horrified that it's happening and is little publicised.

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                        • Security of tenure for residents in care homes 100,000 signatures can demand a debate in Parliament

                          --petition for security of tenure
                          the Southern Cross collapse has shown , once again the way residents of care homes are exposed to financial weather , both unforeseen , and only too well foreseen by speculators .
                          There is no security of tenure at present for residents of care homes.The House of Lords ruled in the case of YL v Birmingham City Council 2007 that the Private Law Rights of Care Home owners prevail over the Public Law Rights of residents ; the decision in YL v Birmingham has been partly mitigated by s145 Health and Social Care Act 2008…

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                          • Stop Abortion!

                            Fetus's are alive and can feel pain in the womb! Plus those born alive after an abortion are often killed in cruel, despicable way (acid , spinal cord being cut , and if the acid fails, then left slowly to die without pain relief!!!)

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                            • Absent parents... Make it illegal to abandon children emotionally and financially

                              I have had enough of absent parents avoiding their emotional and financial responsibilities. As a single parent of 10 years, my children have had very little financial support and no emotional support from their biological father.

                              This infuriates me and I am on a mission to 'make a change'!!

                              Thousands of voices are better than one!!

                              I am going to write to my local MP about this situation and ask what the leagal steps are to 'make a change'.
                              If your local MP receives lots of letters about the same issues, they take them to the House of Commons for…

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                              • Petition the governement to have Russia removed from the G8

                                As the editorial in French newspaper 'Liberation' said "[the sentencing of Russian pop-punk band 'Pussy Riot' was] a travesty of justice and democracy. Russia is not a country of the rule of law, it has nothing to do alongside the G8 democracies."

                                Let us act on this dispicable act of intimidation by a government against its people

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                                • peeple getting in the way of selfies

                                  WEN I TRY 2 DO A SELFIE THERZ AWAYS SUM1 GOING IN2 THE PIC I FINK WE MUST MAYKE A LAW THAT SAYZ U CANT DO THAT CUZ ITS RUDE AND RUINZ THE PICCHUR and den I get less likes
                                  so if u see sum1 doin a selfie u got to get out the way Ic thowsansd of crap selfies on facebook 4 that reason

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                                    • The Government needs to tell the truth about the International Bill of Rights since 1948 and pass a UK Bill in full compliance with it.

                                      The UK was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and the UN's Human Rights Commission drew up the Universal Declaration in December 1948, which it agreed with.

                                      However, in Jan 1949 the then Labour Prime Minister (Clement Attlee) claimed that this Declaration was not 'legally binding' on the UK's Government. When pressed by opposition MP's, he also claimed that "we would nevertheless work towards it". Although he arrogantly also claimed that these rights were better protected in the UK, than anywhere else in the world, which was and still is a lie.

                                      However, before the UDHR was…

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                                      • Illegalise the use of mobile phone tracking technology by private businesses in public spaces.

                                        I recently read an article in which the Shopping Centre in the town where I live would start tracking the mobile signals of the people inside it, without consent of those shopping there. And the only opt out of this would be for the person to turn off/not take there mobile phones. I, by coincidence, went shopping at the same centre the day after reading this article and I was eagle-eyed enough to spot a warning sign telling people that this technology was being used, and on the sign I found, I was shocked about the size of it and…

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