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. Stopping troubled children becoming an investment opportunity

    Making money out of tragic children is the extreme end of the outsourcing culture. The history of contracting and privatisation has mainly been high cost and high profit for worse service. This 30-year policy has, without evidence, been driven by contempt for the idea of a public ethos, and conviction that private is always best.

    An 18% return on the most disturbed and needy children in care homes is the extreme end of Britain's outsourcing culture according to a report by Polly Toynbee today.

    'In the two years between 2010 and 2012 outsourcing to private children’s homes rose 8% to…

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      1 comment  ·  Public services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Creating a true consensus democracy of high standards where the people lead and politicians follow.

      Can 38 Degrees members create political history by supporting the creation of a true consensus lead political establishment founded on endorsed code of conduct by prospective/serving politicians ? A democratic blueprint is drafted for 38 Degree members to consider: consensusuk.org

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        0 comments  ·  Politics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • STOP THE ILLEGAL IVORY TRADE, SAVE ELEPHANTS, RHINOS and other endangered species

        I'd read the other day there was a protest in London outside the Chinese Embassy to put pressure on the Chinese Government to make the ivory trade illegal. Apparently there was 150 people there, if I had know I would have gone too. We need to get more involved and get something done. I'd like to start a petition to get 100,000's on signatures to take to No 10 and the Chinese Embassy to SAVE this graceful creatures from extinction. We need to educate people that the herbal remedies do not work and owning ivory a crime. I don't know…

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          3 comments  ·  International issues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Security of Tenure for Renters of Private Property

          Renters of private property have no security of tenure whatsoever. With more people being forced to rent, legislation is required to provide proper safeguards for tenants while protecting the rights of owners

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            0 comments  ·  Poverty & welfare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Home Office and Mi5 using secret Courts, JSA 2013 to conceal and cover their own wrongdoing in the case of Martin McGartland

            The British security services, MI5, and the Home Office are attempting to apply for a secret court hearing under JSA 2013 for no other reason that to cover-up their own embarrassment and wrong doing. The Martin McGartland case relates to MI5's withdrawing of medical support after he was shot 7 times as a result of work he carried out on their behalf. More importantly, the case has nothing at all to do with his undercover work in Northern Ireland, it concerns MI5's failings, breach of duty of care, at a time when they were meant to be looking after, supporting…

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              16 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • ashya

              Leave his parents, his family & mostly him alone.

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                1 comment  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Demanding that British Airways stops flying passengers over Iraq

                Why are BA jeopardising passenger safety when other major airlines have deemed it to be unsafe to overfly Iraq?

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                  0 comments  ·  International issues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Introduce Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) in the UK. Replace Welfare.

                  Let's move a step into the future. A step that would make our world a better place and solve a lot of problems like homelessness, hunger, minimum wage and employee strikes.

                  Introducing a (UBI) Unconditional Basic Income allows each and every UK citizen to receive a sum amount of money that allows you to live with the bare minimum without the need to go through tests of legibility.

                  It would become a human right to receive enough money to live on.

                  How nice would that be?

                  We all know how unfairly treated the citizens of the United Kingdom are by…

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                    2 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 'Sudan woman faces death for apostasy'.

                    I'm sure you have seen and are aware of, the news report entitled 'Sudan woman faces death for apostasy'.
                    Is there a petition that can be signed to release her form this terrible sentence? if so, I would like to sign it please.
                    Thank you.

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                      4 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Politicians to confront the paedophilia within the establishment.

                      It's the huge elephant in the room. Ignored by both politicians and generally society at large. We need to stop turning a blind eye to it. Children have no voice. Children are our future. Children are being preyed upon by members of Parliament the judiciary the police social services and royalty.
                      There is no way that if you work within the Commons or House of Lords that you haven't heard the rumours of fellow colleagues. It's time Parliament dealt with this head on and confront its dark secrets.
                      Or are we to wait for the deaths of those guilty before…

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                        5 comments  ·  Politics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Stopping the slaughter for halal meat of animals and poultry without them first being stunned.

                        I understand from the RSPCA that this is illegal yet thousands of animals and birds are being killed daily in this way, as was shown on BBC program Countryfile 2 weeks ago. These animals have their throats cut and bleed to death all in the name of religion.

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                        • Investigate the idea that MI5 and the police would help and support Cliff Richard and peodophile rings, can this really be true?

                          How can these cover ups, injunctions, exist in our country, is our country so currupt that money can buy anything, can powerful, and/or the rich remain above law and morality.

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                          • Health Freedom

                            A series of laws are being passed through the EU which severely limit our health freedoms, both freedom of choice and freedom of speech.

                            By next year, it will be illegal to sell the vast majority of seeds, supplements, and herbs that are currently on the market. It will also be illegal to talk about the potential benefits of any but a tiny percentage of health foods.

                            Herbs were outlawed in 2011; there has been a grace period which is about to be withdrawn in Dec 2012. There is a statutory register but there are only around 100 herbs that…

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                              42 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Save our Ancient Woodlands from the Axe

                              The Government now wants to allow statutorily protected Ancient Woodland to be cut down by developers if they offer suitable sites elsewhere as new woodland sites, a process known as off setting. The Government would like to see this process made compulsory. However, you cannot replace woodlands that have been around for hundreds or thousands of years just like that. These ancient woodlands are already scarce environments in England. They provide valuable havens for endangered plant and animal species, as well as archaeological and historic sites, and they are part of our natural landscape heritage. They are also fragile habitats,…

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                                4 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Refounding Democracy

                                There are some really good moves going on at the moment to force Westminster to be democratic. To allow us to call bi-elections when we don't trust our MP for example. However if we are successful we actually won't have achieved anything. The people who actually control what affects us at the household and street and town level are the civil servants.

                                This week a leak from Whitehall revealed that, entirely as Yes Minister! once showed us, the department heads are recruited specifically to resist minster intervention in policy! There is no accountability here and with MP's only lasting 5…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Politics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • enforcement of minumum wage

                                  The illegal practice of paying less than the statutory minimum wage is becoming more wide-spread because employers are aware that at present the probability of a prosecution is almost vanishingly small. We need to campaign on behalf of these vulnerable people, who cannot campaign for themselves
                                  The government needs to employ enough people to inspect and enforce the law on minumum wage.
                                  In July 8 2014 the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) published a report on low-skilled migration. [see https://www.gov.uk/government/news/migration-advisory-committee-mac-publishes-report-on-low-skilled-migration ]. In it, referring to vulnerable low paid workers, Professor Sir David Metcalf CBE said, "There is incomplete compliance with and…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Poverty & welfare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Saving The Deanes School in Benfleet Essex.

                                    Essex County Council started consultations on May 23rd 2013 to close a secondary school in Thundersley Essex rated as a "Good school with outstanding features" by OFSTED. This is a constructive closure by Councillor Gooding The Cabinet Member of Education and Lifelong Learning. His consultation is flawed and has been recommended by his own Scrutiny Commitee that "there is insufficient evidence" to close the school. Yet he ignores his own council and presses ahead with the closure. Rebecca Harris MP is fully opposed to the closure as is the local Castle Point Borough Councillors and the neighbouring Southend Unity Council…

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                                      43 comments  ·  Public services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Stop HMRC having free access to our bank accounts!!

                                      Please e-mail your MP and tell them that it is not acceptable for HMRC to have their sticky hands in our bank accounts for any reason whatsoever! Once this sort of power is invested in to the hands of civil servants they will find any reason they can to use it and to increase their powers. We've seen it so many times with Health & Safety for example! NO FINGERS IN OUR PIGGY BANKS HMRC!

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                                        2 comments  ·  Politics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Stop witholding free health care to British expats returning to their own country. Our pensioners have paid their dues in the past -

                                        There must be Free health care for pensioners whether they have been living abroad or not. They are British citizens. They are saving the country money while being retired abroad - no pension credit, no housing benefit etc. This 3 or 6 month rule should be abolished immediately. This rule states that British expats will not receive free health care from NHS should they return to live in UK Also Pensioners retired in Thailand have their pension frozen. There is no reason for this either and it should be stopped.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Public services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Supporting Young Entrants in to Farming

                                          As its the International Year of Family Farming we'd like to start the debate on how new families can get in to farming and make our communities more resilient for producing food. At the moment so many of us are so reliant on the supermarkets distribution systems and what farms or traders they buy from. Do we want to continue to be reliant on these retail giants? Do we care how our food is produced and what it contains? If you want to support another way of food production and delivery please checkout www.crowdfunder.co.uk/chagfarm

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