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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. Replace MPs 2nd home mortgage subsidy with state owned or rented accomodation

    Following the Maria Miller and previous scandals regarding the opportunities for the misuse of the MPs second home mortgage allowances and the draconian application of the 2nd bedroom rules, it is surely time to replace this blatant profiteering with an alternative "not-for-profit" system.

    Alternatives could be a combination of:

    > state owned apartment block(s) with various sized flats to suit MPs needs: this could include shared common facilities such as large reception/meeting rooms and guest bedrooms

    > within above, MPs who live close to London (such as Miller who has only a 45m commute from Basingstoke) and should therefore need…

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      3 comments  ·  Politics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Close the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre and pay their victims compensation.

      The Fixated Threat Assessment Centre breach Human Rights and Civil Liberties. They deny victims access to lawyers and arrest and hold people purely based on rumors and lies. I lost my job because I was held prisoner for 4 months purely as a result of false information. They government are breaching Magna Carta by allowing the FTAC to continue.

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        0 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Prisoners should not profit in any way from their crimes. I refer to Millie Dowler's killer.

        Should MP's be allowed to have debts waived, say sorry and still sit in Parliament. What affect will this have on the young and impressionable? Many pre-school children are still up for the
        6 O'clock news.

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        • Prisoners should not profit in any way from their crimes. I refer to Millie Dowler's killer.

          I can't get my head round a child killer inside for life can gain monetary payment because he was badly beaten up by another prisoner. The easy solution would be to put him in solitary confinement for life.

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            0 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ask David Cameron if he realises support for Maria Miller reinforces the public's disdain for politicians

            Trying to make senior politicians understand just how much we, the voters, are disillusioned with the way they are neither accountable for their actions like the rest of us are, nor justified in their disdainful disregard for the spirit of the rules they operate within

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              0 comments  ·  Politics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • MRA Regulatory Consultants

              Offering services in medicines regulatory affairs throughout Canada. Call + 27 (0)12 803-1039 /-6223 /-5955 now, for further information. Info: http://www.mra-regulatory.com/

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                0 comments  ·  Public services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • should we have a referendem on whether we should have a referendem

                We had a referendum in London as to whether we wanted to have a Mayor and an Assembley to run London.

                Why can we not have a referendum on Europe as to whether we have a referendum : Now or on a set date or after the election or Not at all.

                I think this would be very interesting to find out

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                • abolishing benefit sanctions...everyone needs to eat.

                  Many people have died already because of their monetary support being cut. Does the British taxpayer want the government to deny people with no other means of support the right to eat. How are benefit sanctions even allowed to happen, stop them now.

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                    0 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make sex-based hate speech a criminal offense

                    There are protections from hate content for people based on religion, race and sexual orientation, but none exists to protect women as a class.

                    In real life and online, women face abuse of epidemic proportions. Online alone, this includes publishing of women's workplaces, home addresses and phone numbers with direct calls to harassment and sex-based violence. There is posting and replication of sexually abusive content that includes pictures leaked without women's and girls knowledge or consent, and videoed rape.

                    So far the law is shown to have waited for these crimes and more to occur, before any steps are taken…

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                      1 comment  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Stop the BBC's Excessive spending on the World Cup

                      I've just read (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2595844/BBC-taking-272-staff-World-Cup-Brazil-equivalent-25-football-teams-DOUBLE-ITV-workers.html) that the BBC intends to spend £12,000,000 to send 272 people to cover the World Cup. Spread over a year, that's almost £33,000 per day for one event. I think this is an excessive squandering of public money (maybe they're giving each of their staff a £90 England shirt for the trip).

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                        0 comments  ·  Media & the arts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Protecting London's skyline from over-development

                        London is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, visited by millions of people providing jobs, trade and wealth for the UK and its residents. Part of what tourists come to see is the London skyline with its diverse and historic architecture dating back to per-mediaeval times. London is in danger of being totally trashed by the ludicrous high-rise developments which have been given planning permission with no thought for the impact of these developments on the Capital city, its workers, its residents or indeed its infrastructure.

                        Some very high profile people have signed a petition to prevent…

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                          0 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make The Government give Funds necessary to tackle £billions in NHS Fraud

                          I think we should now be targeting what appears to be the real reason for the NHS financial failures. What has now been brought to the surface is the 5 Billion pound per year Frauds. According to the news. This comes down to bad management by the Governments that have not put the necessary funds in place to combat these fraudulent practices. I consider it an abrogation of the Governments duty not to make sure such an important Thing has the NHS is managed correctly. Isn’t this what we employ them to do. The NHS is there for the Health…

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                          • Big landowners,including the C of E have registered their interests on the Land Register. This affects people's houses!

                            Villagers in Stottesden Shropshire had a bill for repair of the church chancel. People have been told that the local lord has mining and other rights which might affect their gardens or undermine their houses, even if they have paid up their mortgage! These ancient rights must be repealed in Parliament urgently. They are NOT democratic!

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                              • Stop the NHS being abused by Medical Practitioners - i.e. Refer patients without even examining them.

                                Over the last year I have had occasion to use the NHS for 2 health problems, one for atrial fibrillation & the 2nd for a growth on my foot.
                                I first visited my local GP in October for a small growth on my foot. I was told I was being referred to another doctor. After a month I went back as I had heard nothing and was again told I was being referred (my growth was getting bigger!) - another 2 weeks, still nothing so went back and was told I was being referred. A week later was told I…

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                                • End endemic racism in fashion, film & media industry

                                  We implore all major media houses; theatre, film & tv production companies; advertising companies; major brands; casting directors & broadcast organisations to end endemic racism in the industry! We want to see more equal representation of BME people within all forms of media!

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                                    0 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Better rights for people in private rented houseing.

                                    via facebook i have seen campaign by shelter, re private rented houseing. this campaign is regarding the situation were a tenant raised an issues with the landlord:ie damp, leaks or rapairs required .
                                    the tenant then receives a notice to quit.
                                    This happened to a couple i know.

                                    As i see it the whole private rental market is in need of a whole review, regarding this and other issues.

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                                    • To get Chris Rayling the Justice Secretary to reverse his ban on prisoners receiving books in prisons

                                      There is a ban on prisoners receiving any parcels from outside including books. Reading should be a human right besides which it will help the rehabilitation process. We should all write to him and demand that he changes his mind.

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                                      • National Policing Disability Strategy

                                        Support my petition to the Home Office!

                                        "Protect vulnerable Adults and Children"

                                        http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/protect-vulnerable-adults-and-children

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                                          0 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • THE WASTED BILLION COLLECTING LITTER

                                          A BILLION POUNDS A YEAR IS WASTED COLLECTING WASTE LETS BE SERIOUS ABOUT IT AND START NATIONALLY IMPOSING FINES WHICH WILL STOP IT ITS A NO BRAINER

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