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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. Stopping Mobility Allowance at Pensionable Age

    IDS is intending to stop people on Mobility content of Disability Living allowance getting this essential benefit at retirement age. Mobility problems do not go away when you retire in most cases things are getting worse. People have a right to be able to get around freely and not to be ostrecised for getting older. This is surely Ageism at it's very worst!

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      4 comments  ·  Poverty & welfare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Save Independent Living Fund from closure ( Save ILF ).

      Calum J Wiley's description from petition -In a Written Statement dated 13 December 2010 the Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Maria Miller) stated that the ILF is "financially unsustainable", was already closed to new applications and that existing recipients were only protected for the life of this Parliament (i.e. 2015). For over 21 years the ILF has made payments to disabled people to be used towards the cost of employing Personal Assistants. This money currently enables over 20,000 disabled people to lead an independent life style. The Governments policy indicates that responsibility for independent living strategies would be…

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        1 comment  ·  Poverty & welfare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • End "Legal" Loan-Shark Coverage on TV

        Ban the advertising of quick so-called 'payday' loans with huge interest rates on television. TV adverts that encourage vulnerable people with financial problems to take out dodgy payday loans should be banned.

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          1 comment  ·  Poverty & welfare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Using empty houses for homeless people

          Join with Channel 4 campaign to have empty homes upgraded and refurbished to use to house homeless families and those living in sub-standard housing or who cannot afford to buy because of a low income.
          See this link:
          http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-great-british-property-scandal/articles/home/
          The taxpayer will also save money so everybody wins!

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            4 comments  ·  Poverty & welfare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Stop British people being pushed out of jobs for foreign managers to bring in workers from their own countries

            A Frankies and Benny's restaurant in Staines recently sacked all of it's British staff when the new Polish manager was put in place and decided to replace all the staff with fellow Polish migrants. It is fine to have people to fill the places when they become available, but to then sack an entire workforce to enable several people to come over from Poland and fill these jobs is dicriminatory and racist towards British people. Similar practise has also occurred in some Domino's Pizza stores in Wales. In big cities, nearly all staff are ethnic. Why are the jobs not…

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              2 comments  ·  Poverty & welfare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Protect our social housing from being sold to private landlords who let at full rents.

              Councils and Housing Associations do nothing to prevent social housing being sold to multiple property owners who then let on at full rack rents. Affordable properties are thus taken out of the reach of the people for whom, they were intended.

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              • Ban Trans-fats from food stuffs

                These fats are near impossible to digest and are found in many foods that are mass produced and low grade, there is a link with trans fat and obesity.

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                  4 comments  ·  Poverty & welfare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • A ban on the sanctioning of welfare benefits

                  Cival servants are being put under increasing pressure to sanction payments to the unemployed. They are instructed that there is a minimum number of people, per month, that they must remove from the list of eligable recipiants.

                  It transpires that in order to reach these targets, that people are being fed inaccurate information so as to innocently turn up for appointments at the wrong time or mot at all and so incure a sanction. When a sanction is in place any complaint is met with the threat of further sanction.

                  Welfare benefits are ours as right. We pay for them…

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                  • Help raise awareness of The Children's Society

                    One very important issue which I feel strongly about and links to the Citizenship issue of Children's rights is that according to a 2001 census there are around 175,000 young carers in the UK. I believe this is an important issue because of the 175,000 young carers, 68% are bullied and feel isolated in schools.
                    One charity which helps young careers is The Children’s Society.
                    They help young carers by ensuring they can have breaks as often as possible from caring, assisting or supporting another family member who is disabled, physically or mentally ill, or has a substance misuse problem. …

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                    • Campaign against profiteering from home heating oil

                      Many people (1.5M) are dependent on home heating oil for heating and hot water. The market is unregulated but each winter is leads to horror stories of how vulnerable people are exploited by oil companies

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                        3 comments  ·  Poverty & welfare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • ACTION and fairness for UK pensions

                        http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/2011/05/11/government-pension-reforms-to-leave-average-workers-20-a-week-worse-off-115875-23121703/

                        If that information is not enough to have the entire Senior UK population on the streets ... I can imagine what would be.

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                        • A campaign against the questionable assessments carried out by Atos Healthcare.

                          Atos health care are able you superseed the medical opinions of your G.P or specialist by 'nurses' and 'doctors' taught to use a computer programme for seven weeks after which they can diagnose the outcomes for your healthcare better than YOUR doctor.

                          THIS is collusion by the DWP and a private 'Healthcare' provider and dare I say it,is the Definition of Fascism.

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                          • Increasing state pensions so that our olderpeople, who have worked all their lives, are no longer the worst paid in Europe and beyond.

                            Basically, increasing state pensions, so that older people in our country aren't so poorly paid. Respect? At first pensions can be based on average incomes as they were before Thatcher changed it to make them lower.

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                            • I would like to that a full reinstatement of the NHS Dental Service is made in the NHS

                              Too many older persons and young mothers cannot afford the cost of a dentist - and too few NHS dentists are available.

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                              • saving refugee services - see www.refugeecouncil.org.uk

                                another victim of the cuts - hitting the most vulnerable and defenceless, and exposing our lack of compassion as a society

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                                • Stop proposed changes to abortion counselling

                                  The coalition is proposing out-sourcing abortion counselling to Care Confidential - a biased pro-Christian org.This will further delay the process & distress women.

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                                  • Unfair and discriminatory changes to Womens' pensions. Pension postponed 6 years because I'm 56!

                                    The Goverment is proposing to change Womens' pension eligibility. If you fall into the age group 56 or younger your entitlement to a State Pension will be postponed for many years. I am 56 and I will have to wait another 6 years for mine! These changes have been imposed without giving women enough time to plan to work for another six years...he proposals for men are not nearly so draconian!

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                                    • Review of Jobseeker's allowance sanctions

                                      Call for an urgent independent review into the practice of sanctioning people on jobseekers allowance. The numbers of people being sanctioned has increased significantly over the last few years. Almost 700,000 people were sanctioned between January and October 2012. The consequences of sanctioning can be so severe - risks of homelessness, destitution, mental health implications, stress on family relationships - that a thorough review of the use of these policies is necessary. All the more so given the increasing evidence that such policies are being unfairly implemented.

                                      For more information:
                                      http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/video/2013/mar/22/jobcentre-sanctions-money-stopped-video (advert at the beginning)
                                      http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/mar/22/iain-duncan-smith-jobcentres-benefits

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                                      • Force Fitness First to reopen their Tottenham Gym after it was burnt out in the riots and not to abandon the area and its young people wg

                                        Fitness First show no signs of planning to return to their Tottenham Gym following the riots. It is a vital resource to the local people for their health and well being. The area needs all the confidence and help it can get. The Gym was well used and loved by many local young people for whom it provided a very postive focus for them to their phyical and mental wellbeing this is vital to this area and they should not be allowed to abandon the area and put another nail in its coffin.

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                                        • Ban the killing of mothers and their children in dairy farming.

                                          A cow and her calf, an ewe and her lamb, a nanny and her kid: a mother and her child. Many mothers throughout the animal kingdom have natural, strong emotional bonds with their children, yet the desire to protect and cherish them whilst they grow and learn is destroyed by tearing them away and killing them, every year until their bodies are exhausted because of the yearly pregnancies. At their lowest physical and emotional state, they are killed, sometimes with a baby still inside of them.

                                          They are killed because it's often cheaper than keeping them alive, but it's not…

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