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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. Eradicating the cosy little cliques forming the "democratic" selection process of who is allowed to stand as a MP. The corrupt machinery.

    Eradicating the cosy little cliques forming the "democratic" selection process of who is allowed to stand as a MP.
    The corrupt machinery which is a threat to to transparency and independence of legislators.
    They are a pretence of democracy, put most charitably.

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    • STOP SOPPY E-MAIL POLITICS

      It's too easy: don't think, just react, with a push of a button, just dilute a formal democracy painfully shaped over 800 years. I Know! Let's do elections by facebook, Parliament by Twitter; It's so cooool and simple. I hardly have to think at all. Even my gerbil can do it. And if we signed up all our pets - gerbils, buggies, hamsters, whatever - we'd get things done, so much faster. Soon there'll be an app on your mobile that will even think for you - so you won't have to do a thing. EXCEPT , when you have…

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      • Make "Gagging Orders" illegal in the public Sector.

        Gagging Orders are detrimental to the public.

        We, the public have a right to know what is going on within a 'business' if it deals with any sector of the public. Take the recent case (even though it happened in 2010) of the head of media and public affairs for the Care Quality Commission, Roger Davidson. He lost his job because he revealed the NHS had failed to meet basic hygiene standards. Link- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10137029/Speaking-out-cost-NHS-whistleblower-his-job.html

        The disclosure is the latest blow to the CQC. It comes after former managers, including Cynthia Bower, the chief executive, were accused of orchestrating a “cover-up”.…

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          0 comments  ·  Politics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make Manifesto's into Contracts for UK MP's

          When there is General Election, each party presents a 'Manifesto'. They use this manifesto to urge people to vote for them to hopefully get them the most votes for them to become the new PM. What is needed is a change in the way this manifesto is used, once a party is voted in to Number 10, the manifesto should automatically become a 'Contract'.

          There shall also no longer be a coalition Government in power, when there is a General Election and it is either too close to call or a draw between two parties, it shall be decided in…

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            0 comments  ·  Politics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            • Human Right to have time to Grieve - Heartless Councils evicting people after death of loved ones

              Councils across the UK are using housing law (rights of succession and over occupancy) to evict people and in many cases make them homeless with 28 day notice even when someone has just died.
              One council gives six months and says they will look for alternative
              accommodation. Why aren't others doing the same? A friend of mine who has mental health issues has just lost his mother to lung and brain cancer and has been sent a form two days after the funeral to leave a property he has been in all his life for 51 yrs in 28 days. …

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              • bring back pensions for women aged 60

                I will be 60 next year and think it is disgusting that I will not get my old age pension until I am 66

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                  0 comments  ·  Poverty & welfare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • job seakers allowance santions

                  online petition against job seakers allowance santions

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                  • Non-Fluoridation of UK Tap water

                    Several studies suggest that Sodium-penta-fluoride that is added to everyday tap water is bad. This is also found in the majority of toothpaste. Water Supplies agencies are told that Fluoride is beneficial to your dental health and prevents tooth decay. This is in relation to Calcium Fluoride, but Sodium-penta-fluoride, the actual chemical that is added is really bad. It calcifies your pineal gland (the area of your brain that controls levels of melatonin and DMT - our feel good chemicals). Once this becomes calicified we begin to become very docile and less likely to challenge things. Dimentia has also been…

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                      0 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Mental Health funding and psychiatric bed closures

                      Psychiatric and mental health services are in crisis. Year on year more people are detained to hospital due to a lack of community services that can support recovery and enable people yo take control of their lives. On top of this we are seeing psychiatric bed closures. Where are vulnerable people with mental health problems going to receive the support they need. Add in the welfare reforms and bedroom tax alongside Social Work cuts in local government and police cuts we are heading for problems.

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                      • Stop childhood abuse in time to avoid adult despair

                        So many unemployed Psychology Graduates. Employ one in every junior school with the sole aim of 'spotting', befriending and gain the trust of abused children - physical, sexual and emotional abused kids - to hopefully gain their trust to tell them their 'secret' before too much damage is caused to their psyche. It is a fact that this would save the NHS millions in the treatment of adults who have nowhere to turn as kids and, believe me, live their lives as lonely, terrified, often psychotic young pele and adults. I have already offered my MP to just 'cost' my…

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                        • The MoD is proposing to dump more radioactive waste from nuclear submarine base into the River Clyde. There is more info available.

                          Both the river and road between 2 bases will be extremely vulnerable to this waste. And the button is in the US!

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                          • Stop the Islamic movements into altering the law.

                            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2587215/Sharia-Law-enshrined-British-legal-lawyers-guidelines-drawing-documents-according-Islamic-rules.html

                            Basically, campaign against this. While I understand that people of the Islamic religions like to solve their disputes within their own courts(and that's fine), this is a simple inequality of gender and a breach into human rights. It is also planting an idea that it is fine to use religion literature as guidelines towards creating law.

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                              0 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • A review and possible solutions to the amount of secondary school students and you adult employees the face mental health (depression)

                              There is a noticeable rise in number of the amount of young people admitting to feelings of depression, showing signs of suicide such as self harm or even hinting symptoms of bulimia or anorexia. The amount of health care provided for students and employees is lacking due to their own personal issues, instead we should be asking them whats happening in their life? How they are feeling? Are you happy with yourself? As much as these people need to step forward and admit their position, we need to know and understand the right questions to ask and find a solution…

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                              • returning control of our money supply to our democratically elected government

                                Currently, our money supply is in the hands of private bankers, its the same in all western states, anywhere with a central bank. They lend money to our government at interest. That interest portion literally doesnt exist, so we have to borrow more money into existence just to pay the installments on the debt, work longer hours, use more natural resources etc etc. As i see it, until this situation is addressed, everything else is smoke and mirrors. Usuary=debt slavery

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                                • Reform child protection and end forced adoption

                                  Parents are living in fear in the UK. Afraid to send their children to school if they've fallen from their bikes, and have small cuts or bruises. Afraid to seek help for depression, grief or anxiety. Afraid to report domestic violence, for fear of losing their children - as many victims of abuse do.

                                  Why? Because the UK is one of the only countries in the world to remove children based on hearsay or opinion alone, without any evidence of abuse, and forcibly adopt them.

                                  Children are removed into care, some times from birth, and are never returned. Adoptions are…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • oppose the move to decriminalise BBC licence fee evasion

                                    Removing a criminal prosecution option for licence fee evasion is a very dangerous step and it's clearly part of a much wider attempt to neuter the BBC as an independent provider of news and current affairs - that's why it's supported by the supposedly independent Murdoch, Berkeley brothers and Dacre-ite press.

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                                    • STOP DIRECT DEBITS TO UTILITY COMPANIES

                                      Stop standing orders and direct debits for utility companies for 1 month. Without breaking any law.
                                      Bring the huge businesses/banks to a grinding halt. Empower the people to give them a right to say enough is enough. Major business in this country is heavily involved in politics.

                                      Lets show the minority just how powerful we are. A protest against being bled dry by the people who run this country. The banks and utility companies rely heavily on computerised cash extraction. With out our compliance there will be chaos.
                                      A successful campaign could result in other such powerful peaceful protests

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                                      • Democratise Nationwide Building Society

                                        We would like all members of the Nationwide Building Society to support resolutions produced by the Building Societies Members Association (BSMA) to stop the continued undemocratic, anti-mutual and biased methods used in the voting system of the Nationwide Building Society.

                                        If you are a member of the Nationwide Building Society please act as a nominee and support the resolutions. For more information go to the BSMA website at www.building-societies-members.org.uk.

                                        Members have a legal right to have resolutions presented and to stand as candidates for election to the board of the Nationwide Building Society but, despite the claim to be…

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                                        • The anti-hunting ban should not be repealed or weakened

                                          The government is being lobbied to relax the anti-hunting ban.

                                          Environment officials are examining what they describe as a "viable amendment" to the Hunting Act, which would allow up to 40 hounds to flush out a fox to face waiting guns rather than two, a move that critics claim would effectively reintroduce hunting with hounds "through the back door".

                                          The proposed amendment would be likely to use a parliamentary device known as a statutory instrument to amend the contentious 2004 act. Opponents of foxhunting predict that the move will be unveiled next month and it is has been claimed that…

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