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- 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.

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- 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.
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- 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. 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 →
    • 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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        0 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Banning Fur Trade in the Uk

        For the Labour Party to put a ban on the fur trade in their election manifesto and advance legislation after the 2015 general election. The proposal would be to ban the import and sale of all fur products.

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          0 comments  ·  Poverty & welfare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Stop them turning Summer Bank Holiday into MARGRET THATCHER DAY.

          Stop them turning Summer Bank Holiday into MARGRET THATCHER DAY. This is so wrong. It was traditionally the rest day for workers in heavy industry and farm labourers. Margret Thatcher did her best to destroy the labour tradition that enabled this day. E mail your MP and STOP THIS NOW!!!

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            5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Nepotism is corruption

            In all areas of the jobs market - from the media to the NHS - I am either witnessing or hearing about nepotism in how positions and perks are being allocated and secured. It is often a familiar story: commonly someone ensuring that a relative gets a job, but there are also many instances of ethnic and gender favouritism going on. It's rife and has clearly worsened considerably since austerity policies began and the competition for jobs tightened. But it remains deeply wrong, unfair to our young people whatever their background... and at root corrupt. As with any form of…

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              0 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Stop the Government from destroying Birds Nests and Eggs!

              Dear 38 Degrees,

              This vile Tory government are seeking to rush through legislation to legalise the destruction of wild birds nests and eggs. It just so happens the persons behind this developing legislation are property developers and Tory Party donors!

              I have never asked you for anything before but this is something that people will care about and I'm sure that they will support it.

              It may seem a little unimportant next to the death and destruction this government are dealing out, but this matters too.

              Please launch a campaign!

              http://tompride.wordpress.com/2014/05/18/heres-the-real-reason-the-tories-are-allowing-the-destruction-of-robin-eggs-and-nests/

              Kind regards,
              Lewis

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                0 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Campaign against the Trans-Atlantic Investment Partnership

                This a global anti-democratic neo-liberal manifesto. Buiness/profit before people. It has a killer clause "Investor state dispute settlement" Thus allowing corporations to contest national government social, education health, environmental and health & safety and policy; these would be deemed as "business irritants' E.g. Swedish energy company Vattenfall is suing the German Government over it's decision to phase out nuclear power. and European companies launched cases against Egypt for raising it's minimum wage, and many more.

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                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Replace the bedroom tax by a tax on second home ownership

                  Replacing the bedroom tax, which discriminates against the less well off, with a tax on second homes would be one of many ways to help towards a fairer society. Second home building as part of a policy of building simply on the grounds that there is a “demand” has resulted in the ruination of vast swathes of our coast and countryside, caused wildlife habitat loss on a desparate scale, wrecked communities and contributed to problems arising from climate change such as flooding. Britain is too small and overcrowded for such uncontrolled development to be sustainable. Also it does nothing to…

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                    1 comment  ·  Economy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Keep Devon Green

                    Picture the scene...you're heading down to Britain's beautiful South West, a part of Britain known for rolling hills, open moors, quaint market towns & sandy beaches. As you cross the border into Devon you're greated by 'Woodlands' a 230 acre out-of-town retail, leisure & business park funded by AXA Global Real Estate, based between the villages of Uffculme & Willand. Instead of miles of Devon countryside, AXA want this to be the 'Gateway to Devon' despite the damage it will do to the local environment and economies of the historic market towns or Tiverton & Cullompton.

                    There are alternative brownfield…

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                      0 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Strengthen the Female Genital Mutliation Act to improve prosecution chances

                      Currently FGM is illegal in the UK but the law is poor and has not yet resulted in one conviction. This law needs strengthening in the following ways:
                      Anonymity needs to be guaranteed for all victims, just as it is in rape cases. Anonymity needs to be granted to prosecution witnesses where they may face persecution from communities that promote this practice. Anonymity needs to be given to the accused where it is necessary to protect the victim.
                      Parents and legal guardians should have a legal duty to prevent FGM being carried out on girls in their care. If a…

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                        2 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Against the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill – URGENT ACTION NEEDED

                        I was shocked by this article in today’s Guardian by George Monbiot about the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/06/law-to-stop-eveyone-everything

                        George Monbiot explains that the bill would permit injunctions against anyone of 10 or older who "has engaged or threatens to engage in conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to any person". It would replace asbos with ipnas (injunctions to prevent nuisance and annoyance), which would not only forbid certain forms of behaviour, but also force the recipient to discharge positive obligations. In other words, they can impose a kind of community service order on people who have…

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                          2 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 →
                          • Iain Duncan-Smith should be charged with Corporate Manslaughter

                            The freedom of Information act should be used to calculate the number of victims of Iain Duncan-Smith and ATOS.
                            Iain Duncan-Smith should be put on Trial charged with Corporate Manslaughter, face the consequences, and be banned from Public Office for Life.

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                              10 comments  ·  Poverty & welfare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Is IDS displaying classic symptoms OF SPS (Small Penis Syndrome). Is he venting his frustration by hitting the poor where it hurts the most?

                              Is IDS displaying classic symptoms OF SPS (Small Penis Syndrome). Is he venting his frustration by hitting the poor where it hurts the most? Right wing think tanks have admitted that 68,000 had their benefits unfairly disrupted in the past year! Let’s collect 100,000 signatures and ask him in parliament if this is the reason why he is being so unfair to his fellow UK citizens that have found themselves in the unfortunate position of needing to claim benefits.
                              Yes No Unsubstantial evidence

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                              • Against the US-EU free trade agreement which threatens all European public services as well as many regulations (Food, GMO, fracking, etc.)

                                The US-EU free trade agreement (TTIP : Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) is extremely important because it will make lots of struggles completely pointless, especially for the NHS but also against fracking.
                                The most proeminent points of the TIPP are:
                                - elimination of all trade tariffs and the reduction of all tariff barriers
                                - more closely tied cooperation among the EU and US regulatory bodies protection
                                - restriction of subsidies to state-owned enterprises (e.g: NHS, Education, Justice etc.)

                                Prioritising ‘regulatory harmonisation’ means bringing together the regulatory frameworks of the EU and the US, making them much more alike. Many areas…

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                                  16 comments  ·  Public services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • The dumping of Syrian chemical weapons into the Med.

                                  Many countries border this vital sea whose capacity is small and already challenged by illegal flushing of oil tankers and tourist based pollution. Fishermen depend on it. Tourism depends on it. It is the lifeblood of man millions of people This latest insult to the biosphere may be one too many. We need to get the UN and national governments to tell us how much of this toxic crap is being dumped and we need an environmental impact analysis by an independent expert before this is allowed to continue

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                                  • OUR QUEEN, HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH 11, TO RESCIND HER ROYAL ASSENT TO THE WELFARE REFORM ACTS 2012.

                                    I SUGGEST PETITIONING OUR MONARCH, QUEEN ELIZABETH 11, TO RESCIND HER ROYAL ASSENT TO THE WELFARE REFORM ACT 2012, THAT HAS LEFT SO MANY OF HER SUBJECTS IN A STATE OF DESTITUTION AND RESULTED IN THE DEATHS OF THOUSANDS ALREADY.

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                                      9 comments  ·  Poverty & welfare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Ban Flouride in UK drinking water.. Government plans to Flouridate ALL UK water

                                      Leaked Government Paper - Government plans to flouridate all UK Ddrinking water. (mail online14th feb 2014)
                                      Flouride is a toxic waste and poisonous the the human / environmental system.

                                      Ministers will introduce the change in amendments later this month to the Water Bill, allowing the 28 strategic health authorities in England to order the fluoridation of water after local consultation.

                                      A document signed by health and environment ministers last month concludes that opponents are in the minority and that 'this minority should not be allowed to deprive health communities from opting for fluoridation by insisting on an indefinite research programme'.

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                                        2 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Stop takeover of AstraZeneca and other uk companies

                                        Other countries protect their important industries and research facilities, lets not see losses like Cadburys.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Economy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Arms Length Government Body to Repatriate Profits from ShortSelling

                                          We need a government funded body to assess and claw back all profits ever made from short selling and redistribute those monies to the then legitimate true owners of the shares/paper. Sounds difficult, not very difficult. Create loads of jobs for fair-minded people. Reasons:- The shares/paper didnt really exist as they were not part of the issued share capital of the organisation concerned, therefore they notionally belonged to you and I, the legitimate owners of those shares/paper/bonds etc. Fairs Fair!

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