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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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- 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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- 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. Parliament should change the law on assisted suicide.

    The Law Lords today say it's for Parliament to change the Law on assisted suicide, they should do so and end this cruel and barbaric insistence that a terminally ill person has to endure a painful and undignified end.

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      0 comments  ·  Politics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • It should be a Human Right to be helped to end ones life if terminally ill.

      A prescription could be supplied for self administration where possible.

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        0 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Wonga. Need for strict regulation and penalties.

        Their recent £2.6 million fine imposed on Wonga by the FCA for malpractice (pretending parts of their operation were non-existent legal firms; highly illegal!) is petty cash for Wonga. The real question is why do they still have a licence to trade with a record of proven malpractice?

        Withdrawing their licence, or altering it with much more restrictive conditions on what they can or cannot do, would seem to be the way forward here. It is what other European countries do with this sort of lender, after all.

        Also the possibility of criminal prosecution needs to be looked into. They…

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          0 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • state pensions

          Subject: FW: Fwd: STATE PENSION - keep this going please


          Read on and pass on:






          Dear Prime Minister The RT. Hon. David Cameron, MP.



          I wish to ask you a Question:- "Is This True?"



          I refer to the Pension Reality Check.



          Are you aware of the following ?



          The British Government provides the following financial assistance:-





          BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER

          (bearing in mind they worked hard and paid their Income Tax and

          National Insurance contributions to the British Government all their

          working life)



          Weekly allowance: £106.00?



          IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN

          (No Income Tax and National Insurance contribution whatsoever)



          Weekly allowance:…

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            0 comments  ·  Poverty & welfare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Condem the BBC for giving Farage more publicity than the other party leaders

            Please support my campaign in regard to concerns about the coverage given by The BBC to Nigel Farage Leader of UKIP in the run up to The Euro/Local Elecion campaign. Farage does not speak for the interests of the people of this country and he opposes Maternity leave, Raising income tax for the poorest 80% of Britons and scrapping holiday entitlement as well as abolishing your human rights. These are the issues Farage and the BBC failed to mention to people. I want this petition to go to Tony Hall Director General of the BBC and James Harding Director of…

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              0 comments  ·  Politics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Against compulsory black boxes in cars to monitor vehicle movements.

              On 18th May 2014, the Daily Telegraph printed an article entitled "Drivers without insurance 'black box' could be forced off the road within 10 years".

              This article can currently be found at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/motorinsurance/10837263/Drivers-without-insurance-black-box-could-be-forced-off-the-road-within-10-years.html

              I believe that this has the potential to infringe our freedom of movement, and once it is in place, such an infringement is but a short step beyond. I am also against the concept as the information provided by such a system could be used as a means of revenue generation through the automatic issuing of speeding and or parking fines. Then of course there is the…

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                0 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Stop T-mobile increasing fixed contract prices before the agreed term has passed.

                Like thousands of mobile phone users, I have received a letter from my provider telling me that they are going to increase the cost of my contract half way through it term.
                The excuse is that they need to keep up with inflation.
                This is just another case of greed to provide the shareholders with bigger payouts.
                Once we have signed a contract, we the user cannot change our mind or reduce what we pay for the services without paying a penalty.
                A penalty should also apply to the phone provider, in this case T-mobile.

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                • http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/16/privatise-child-protection-services-department-for-education-proposes

                  May I implore you to lend your support and to champion the strongest outcry and opposition to this proposal.
                  G4S could not organise the security for mature, responsible adults (the Olympic Games) as well as failing to protect the general public from convicted prisoners at the same time as fraudulently overcharging for non-existent tagging of offenders, therefore how can they be charged with the responsibility for protecting the most innocent and vulnerable who have no voice of their own, let alone any recourse, redress or right of appeal.
                  Vulnerable children are at the mercy of professionals charged with their protection…

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                    0 comments  ·  Public services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Abuse of Residents by developers. Construction not Destruction

                    Save Earl's Court not only the Iconic Exhibition Centre but 77 acres of homes and businesses given over to high rises expensive accommodation. Compulsory purchase sof peoples homes. Doubling of rents on business properties so that they have to leave to make way for more expensive high rise properties.

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                    • Nationalizing the parts of AstraZeneca that are based in the UK to form a publically owned company to work with the NHS.

                      Nationalize the parts of AstraZeneca that are UK-based to form a
                      publically owned company to work with the NHS. This would benefit patients and also support British Science and protect British jobs.

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                      • The fate of Papworth Hospital seems to need urgent attention. Perfect example of the true face of this governments policlies.

                        Raise the profile by usual methods- petitions etc. and support for local campaigners. plus former patients of this breakthrough hospital in treatment of heart conditions.

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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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                          • NHS caredata scheme

                            I only found out about the care.data scheme by accident when a leaflet was delivered with a pile of other junk that usually goes straight in the bin.
                            This care.data scheme is easily confused with the NHS Summary Care Record, so some people may already think they opted out last year. ( the latter was an internal NHS patient information sharing system that provided patient basic health details for emergency use to other direct health providers ie hospital. The patient could view their own information and provide further details. It never got off the ground and was abandoned last year!)

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                            • Challenging diagnosis of dementia. Currently not funded as a medical condition, but as social care. Entirely a budget-driven diagnosis.

                              Momentum building from within care sector, for dementia conditions to be re-classified. Currently, dementia care funding is determined by a complex assessment process. If re-classified as a medical condition, similar to strokes/ other cardio-vascular , it would be covered as a medical issue and fully-funded. Probably one of the most explosive current issues in NHS care for this decade.

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                                0 comments  ·  Poverty & welfare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • STOP HMRC RAIDING PEOPLES BANK ACCOUNTS WITHOUT A COURT ORDER

                                Innocent people face having money taken straight out of their bank accounts under draconian powers to be used by the taxman.

                                A Treasury plan to allow HM Revenue and Customs to remove cash from bank accounts without a court order is “very concerning” because of its history of mistakes, a Commons committee said.

                                In a consultation document this week, HMRC said the "direct recovery" powers could be used to take money from joint accounts.

                                Treasury committee says that taxpayers could suffer “serious detriment” if officials are able, either by mistake or through an “abuse” of power, to take money from…

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                                • Save the Canterbury Hospice from closure!

                                  Petition started by Sarah Kelly,Teynham, United Kingdom

                                  Petitioning FAO Steve Auty

                                  Retract plans to close The Pilgrims Hospice, Canterbury in 2016 and allow it to remain in its current working state.
                                  Following the disclosure yesterday that Steve Auty wants to close the Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury in 2016, this petition already has 5,200 signatures. We need more people to be informed about this through 38 degrees. This Hospice was built by local people for local people and is a fantastic example of all that can be achieved for everyone that needs the wonderful services it provides. A recent BBC programme…

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                                    • campaign for widows rights to their spouses pension.

                                      To ensure widows have rights to their spouses state pension when they have paid full national insurance for 40 years, and not re label the widowed mother's allowance to widowed parents allowance after the spouse has retired, leaving no option for the retired person to provide security in the event of death.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Stop cuts to the elderly/disabled peoples services who live in your community

                                        Elderly ,disabled and vunerable people living in your community are having what little services they are able to access,drastically cut or being entirely removed. Age uk says that 800,000 people are affected by the silent implimentation this inhumane policy.It's time to shout at the Departments and Councils responsible

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                                          0 comments  ·  Poverty & welfare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Serious proposed attacks on civil liberties being put forward by the government via HMRC.

                                          I did want to notify you of two serious proposed attacks on civil liberties being put forward by the government via HMRC.
                                          These are that they propose to give HMRC the power to dip into an individual’s bank account without any court supervision and the second is to assume that a person is guilty , under certain circumstances until proved innocent.
                                          These seem to me very serious attacks on citizens which should be resisted.
                                          I attach an article which explains in more detail.
                                          What do you think?
                                          Roger Collinge

                                          Attached article- not written by me

                                          My subject is two proposed…

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