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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. 2 for 1 - Councils to plant two trees for every one they cut down

    Trees are reducing in number in London. Councils trim, lop then fell mature trees and rarely replace them so, how about a rule of thumb that every time a tree comes down TWO must be planted nearby to provide long term replenishment?

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      0 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        0 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        • BAN Automatic Lights On Cars

          I'd like to see a ban on these ridiculously dangerous automatic lights on cars. In Particular Daytime Running Lights (DRL's), but ideally all automatic lights. DRL's reduce other drivers visibility unneccessarily. THIS IS OF COURSE PRETTY BASIC PHYSICS. All automatic lights should be removed from cars and fines/points imposed for idiots driving around during daylight with their lights on, endangering other road users (particularly pedestrians) lives!

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            1 comment  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • adequate and free parking at hospitals

            It should be possible for those who need to visit a hospital to be able to park free of charge.

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            • An end to MPs policing their own ethics and standards

              Maria Miller has just been asked to repay £5,800 in expenses she was not entitled to, once again undermining our confidence in the integrity of the political system. This is further compounded by two additional factors. Firstly, the original amount of £45,800 (set by the IPSA), if that had been benefits, would have meant she would be facing a minimum 1 year custody sentance, instead of having to say sorry. Secondly, it was reduced down to £5,800 by the House Commons Committee on Standards, i.e. MPs. How can we have confidence in the integrity and accountability of our politicians if…

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                0 comments  ·  Politics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • I would like to see a campaign to abolish mandatory Christian worship in public schools.

                The practice of making it mandatory to provide Christian worship in public schools is outdated and impinges on the rights of its students. This practice is not inclusive of all students and, by forcing parents to exclude their children, only serves to stigmatise the students who are opted out. Religious education should serve to educate students equally about world religions, but Christian worship in nonreligious schools should be a thing of the past.

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                • 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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                  • Getting local authorities to remove fluoride from our drinking water

                    We are "forcefully medicated" by the addition of fluoride to our water, this should be a choice, we have the option of using fluoridated dental products if we wish, so why don't we have the right to fluoride free water.

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                      3 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Object to Government's May 2014 consultation to allow fracking companies to drill under our homes without getting our permission

                      Department of Energy and Climate Change have published a consultation on whether fracking companies should be allowed to drill under homes without the landowner's permission. Currently (as well as planning permission and environmental permits) companies would also need to get landowner's permission, or they would commit trespass. DECC knows that the ability of individual landowners to block access under their land is the last major barrier to the expansion of this industry, and have published a (very biased) consultation document that lays out their proposal to give fracking companies statutory right of access. If enough people object to this, they…

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                        0 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bring back stories, fun and fiction to BBC Radio 4extra please. British Boring Corporation?

                        BBC Radio 7 was inspired - tapping the BBC's goldmine legacy of fiction - sci-fi, thrillers, mystery, crime, historical fiction and comedy. A brilliant antidote to tedious and depressing politics, current affairs and endless pseuds corner opinion. Changing its name to 4Extra was a warning that the toffs wanted more mind control over listeners. Last week 90% of the fiction and comedy were slashed for overspill from Radio 4. No more fascinating bedtime stories. No more fun or excitement for restricted listeners in hospitals, prisons, the elderly, or young people and the young at heart. Radio 7/4extra was an antidote…

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                          0 comments  ·  Media & the arts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • To stop Verve Media (London)giving out my/your data to anyone who asks. Check them out.

                          I have been advised they are giving out my mobile No. & I am receiving
                          unwanted calls. look them up and see how they work

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                            0 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Ensure the Dept of Health sets Health Visitor funding within the ring fenced Public Health budget when the funding transfers from NHS to LA

                            The government has been investing in Health Visitor services, pledging to increase numbers so all women and their babies and toddlers receive a good universal service and hundreds of new Health Visitors have been trained. When Public Health services transferred from the NHS to LAs in 2013 including the commissioning of school nursing services it was with a ring fenced budget protecting these services from Council cut backs. At this time it was planned that funding for Health Visiting would follow and also be commissioned by Public Health in 2015, once the the target for increasing Health Visitors numbers had…

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                              0 comments  ·  Public services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • HS uk - the vastly superior alternative to the HS2. No one seems to know about this.

                              This is a far less invasive alternative, with better access to the North West as well.

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                              • Delays in processing Personal Independent Payments

                                This is more recent information on the PIP issue. My MP, Roger Godsiff is tabling an early day motion (see below):

                                From Alyson Dennis

                                Dear Alyson,

                                Thanks very much for your email, and for passing on Roger’s message to 38 Degrees. Roger would be very happy for 38 Degrees to run a petition on this, as the delays in processing PIP claims are having a very damaging effect on a very vulnerable group.

                                Best wishes,

                                Alethea


                                Alethea Warrington
                                Office of Roger Godsiff MP
                                0207 219 5191
                                warringtona@parliament.uk

                                Roger has tabled an Early Day Motion to protest about the
                                delays in…

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                                • Challenging the BBC on its coverage of NHS bad news stories

                                  There is now pretty much a daily drip drip drip of negative stories about the NHS on BBC news – especially the R4 Today programme. I believe that it is undermining everyone’s confidence in the nationwide service, and that it must be stopped.
                                  I live in Lewisham and I believe that one reason the locals here in Lewisham were able to win their recent battle with Jeremy Hunt over the potential closure of our hospital’s A&E was the fact that the issue galvanized opinions across the political spectrum. Particularly amongst the middle classes. However, if we hear a never-ending stream…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Public services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Transatlantic Trade Deal

                                    Written by George Monbiot in the Guardian 04.11.13:

                                    Remember that referendum about whether we should create a single market with the United States? You know, the one that asked whether corporations should have the power to strike down our laws? No, I don't either. Mind you, I spent 10 minutes looking for my watch the other day before I realised I was wearing it. Forgetting about the referendum is another sign of ageing. Because there must have been one, mustn't there? After all that agonising over whether or not we should stay in the European Union, the government wouldn't cede…

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                                    • The Trans-Atlantic Trade Treaty is a real threat to democracy. For details see http://action.sumofus.org/a/stop-ttip/?sub=fb

                                      Campaign against our government signing a treaty which will allow large corporations to over turn our laws of they clash with the corporations business interests in our country e.g. smoking advertising and restrictions or fracking for gas

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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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                                        • EU search engine ruling - prevention of free speech

                                          Create a petition to overcome the EU ruling allowing people the 'right to be forgotten' - people are using this to remove links on search engines to personal details they want forgotten such as criminals seeking a job, doctors requesting negative reviews to be removed etc

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