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!

How do I use my vote?
- 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. Make local politicians, councilors open all correspondence to public scrutiny. to pu

    Local politicians are more likely to accept bribes from developers in the planning process than any other figures.

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      1 comment  ·  Politics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Let's enforce the Law and put Major, Blair, Brown, Cameron and Clegg on trial for High Treason

      We are a free sovereign people protected by law against Government interference in our lives. Providing we do not cause another human harm or loss, cause a beach of the peace, mischief, or act dishonestly, we are free to go about our business.
      These rights and freedoms are enshrined in Common Law, along with the right of anyone accused of committing a crime, as previously stated, to explain his actions before a tribunal of his peers.
      The law also states that no one may be punished, deprived of his property, or fined, prior to being convicted by his peers.
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      • Condem the BBC for giving Farage more publicity than the other party leaders

        Please support my campaign in regard to concerns about the coverage given by The BBC to Nigel Farage Leader of UKIP in the run up to The Euro/Local Elecion campaign. Farage does not speak for the interests of the people of this country and he opposes Maternity leave, Raising income tax for the poorest 80% of Britons and scrapping holiday entitlement as well as abolishing your human rights. These are the issues Farage and the BBC failed to mention to people. I want this petition to go to Tony Hall Director General of the BBC and James Harding Director of…

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        • The current government should step down

          The current government is a sham. They were elected without a majority and got in power through typical sleazy tory tricks. There should be another general election before the change the voting system and create tory constituencies by changing the boundaries.

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            1 comment  ·  Politics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Reject proposals to block Blackberry Messenger / Social Network sites to suspected rioters

            The government is this week beginning discussions with Research In Motion (operators of Blackberry Messenger), and owners of social networking sites such as Facebook, with view to blocking the use of the technology to those suspected of organising riots.
            The danger is that we may all lose our right to use freely and without constraint, technologies which have evolved without moderation and to embrace free speech.
            It is entirely the wrong policy for Government to impose monitoring and restrictions on technologies used by the vast public majority to good intention. Efforts should instead be focused on working to calm and…

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            • 4 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Politics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • its time for people change, its time for the real truth

                to start a new political party thet listens to the people and acts on behalf of the people, no white wash no back stabbing ran by real people who know what social economic plight is, people who want a britain that is respected and not walked over or laughed at. time for change vote no confidence on tories and lib dems

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                  2 comments  ·  Politics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • A REFERENDOM ON LEAVING THE EU EXEPT FOR TRADE WITHIN TWO YEARS

                  A referendom on leaving the EU, except for trade. This is what we all originally voted for in the first place. We were deceived into the present situation.
                  As a country we should be able to decide who lives here and to trade with who we choose. The laws that we live by should be laws of our own making. Not those made by others.

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                      1 comment  ·  Politics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • An elected but apolitical House of Lords

                      Representatives of occupations (professions, trades etc) to be elected by those within each group. Equality of constituency sizes could be arranged by grouping occupations as necessary, based on the categories listed in the census returns. Each individual would choose his/her preferred occupational group. The result would be an apolitical House (since all shades of political opinion occur within each group), well equipped with the expertise needed to deal with any topic raised.

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                      • I would like to campaign against the scrapping of GCSEs and introduction of the new English Baccalaureat

                        I would like to campaign against the scrapping of GCSEs and introduction of the new English Baccalaureate which will disadvantage a large proportion of children.

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                        • Leasehold and Freehold Ground rents

                          Buying a property....Leasehold for Freehold....stop these Landlords making a vast fortune from owning the land the property is built on.
                          This idea of a buying a property with a short lease is rediculous.
                          Lets stop this stupid idea

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                          • MPs to lower their pensions first before public servants

                            MPs should show that they really believe in making people work longer for less pension by changing their own pensions before expecting public servants to do it.

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                            • Legal costs after judicial review

                              Where the policies of elected representatives are challenged by Judicial Review and found to be unlawful the political party involved should reimburse the public body (department or council) for the legal costs of defending the policy. It is a scandal that they can use public money to defend their own unlawful ideas.

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                              • Preserve the Mayday holiday

                                The Mayday celebrations have links to ancient spring-time rites and this should be preserved.

                                The notion of replacing it with a 'national day' smacks of jingoism.

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                                • Halve the voting rights of the greedy aged.

                                  Britain's aged as a group have become greedy: expecting better treatment than the rest of the population because of the political power they wield at General Elections, and the support of self-serving MPs seeking to retain their seats at whatever cost.

                                  The advantageous non means tested benefits received by the aged and economic progress they prevent as NIMBY group members is neither economically or ethically right.

                                  Help curtail this group's overpowering influence and re-balance their political power: give each of them half a vote at elections. Remember: these predominantly retired folks do/will not directly contribute to getting Britain out of…

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                                  • Change the method voting ages, to school years, rather than age

                                    Currently, you need to have had your 18th birthday before Election Day before you can vote. My issue with this is that if you are a late birthday, many school friends, who are in the same year are able to vote but if you are younger in the year you can't.
                                    This is an issue, since the level of maturity and voting understanding does not correlate to being younger within a school year group, and makes those who are younger feel left out, and unable to voice their opinion, like their equally mature friends

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                                    • Queen order all Parliament and political Parties to disband and reform under different Names with new goals and policies?

                                      It's 2015....I hate the thought of ever voting for any party I feel has lost touch with what is actually going on here. I also hate the thought of having to choose the closest fit to my views. I think that many of the Parties are out of date. I think we should Ask Our people, door to door if needed, what they think needs to be done in each country to fix it, then act on the most common expression, opinion given from all of the statements given. Could the Queen order all Parliament and political Parties to disband…

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                                      • Directly Elected Government

                                        At the moment the electorate of the country has very little say in the selection of the Head of the UK's Government. The decision is made in Westminster by only the 650 people elected to Parliament, who may have been chosen on their own personal merits rather than on the policies of their party leader.

                                        Separate election of the Government and Parliament would strengthen both. The executive would have greater democratic legitimacy and would therefore be able to pursue its agenda with a direct mandate. Parliamentarians would have their own geographic mandates meaning they could better represent constituents and be…

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                                        • 38 Degrees to become a political party after Gagging Law passed

                                          The broken promises of Nick Clegg on tuition fees and David Cameron on the NHS are just two prominent examples of how representative democracy and the existing political parties are no longer fit for purpose. When manifesto commitments are at best whimsical aspirations and at worst outright lies, with few checks on the conflicts of interest between politicians and corporate lobbyists, and an endless restriction of civil liberties and freedom of speech, politics in the UK is due a much needed shake up. The reason 38 Degrees has millions of members from across the political spectrum is that it has…

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