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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. 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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      0 comments  ·  Public services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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 →
        • 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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            0 comments  ·  Politics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              0 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • job seakers allowance santions

              online petition against job seakers allowance santions

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                1 comment  ·  Poverty & welfare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 2 votes
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                • landlords that refuse to rent to families with children, an increasing proportion of properties for rent has the stipulation 'no children'.

                  A number of people have experienced estate agents stating 'no children' when inquiring about the possibility to rent advertised properties. Families with children need fair consideration, too.

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                    0 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  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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                      1 comment  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                      • Aerial pesticide spraying of UK woods to go ahead despite fears over wildlife Later this month in Sulham woods near Tilehurst in Berkshire,

                        Aerial pesticide spraying of UK woods to go ahead despite fears over wildlife
                        Later this month in Sulham woods near Tilehurst in Berkshire, Forestry Commission officials will be spraying the woods with pesticides to eradicate the oak processionary moth – whose caterpillars can cause itchy rashes and sore throats in humans. However there is concern by Natural England that aerial spraying approach will not work and repeated annual spraying would have a serious impact on butterflies in the area.
                        The Guardian (04 May 2014)
                        Learn more about the problems associated with pesticides as the continual depositing of these do more…

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                          0 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          18 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Urging the BBC to give David Lowe his job back.

                            I think we should be urging the BBC to give David Lowe his old job back as a DJ within the BBC after he felt forced to resign due to accidentally playing an 82 year old song with a racial slur in it.
                            The DJ has apologized for the genuine accident, and should be forgiven.

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                              0 comments  ·  Media & the arts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 1 vote
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                              • Taxing Overseas Corporations - Using a Transaction Tax

                                I want government to create a new tax 'Transaction Tax' that is levied at the point of sale and can be set against UK corporation tax. Using this instrument it would force overseas corporations to pay some corporation tax in the UK. Transaction Tax that is not off-set against UK corporation Tax would remain in the governments coffers.

                                E.g. Amazon pays 15 Transaction Tax when it makes a sale - lets say £1000. The VAT mechanism would collect this cheaply. In our example Amazon would pay £150. This could then be off-set against UK Corporation Tax. So other than cash…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Economy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • REJECT INVESTOR-STATE DISPUTE SETTLEMENTS IN TTIP. TO: ED MILLIBAND Campaign created by Paul Pearce FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL Examine hist

                                  Examine historical impact of Investor-State Dispute Settlements.
                                  Identify to what extent they form part of the current Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations.
                                  Consider impact on negotiations of rejecting Dispute Settlement mechanisms.
                                  Publish evaluation of benefits vs detriments.
                                  Oppose inclusion until impact is understood.
                                  Why is this important?

                                  Loss of sovereignty.
                                  Cost of compensating foreign corporations.
                                  Loss of democratic control.
                                  Lack of transparency.
                                  Negative impact of national vs foreign corporations.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Politics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • My campaign idea is the in the care of the elderley who have been deemed to lack capacity.

                                    My families experience has been a battle to keep my Mother (who has severe dementia and lives at home) living in her own home until the end of her life. The issue is around keeping her safe and stopping her wandering. The local authority say she should be in a residential home: where she will be locked in, under continuous supervision and control and medicated to keep her quiet. But we are not allowed to lock her front door.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Human rights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Greedy Banks ; Stop banks applying new extortionate charges on overdrafts

                                      The big banks have decided they need to replenish their coffers and
                                      they've targeted the not so well off yet again.
                                      Instead of paying a small amount of interest each month you will now be charged a fixed fee of 0.75p a day for up to £500.00 ... £1.50 a day
                                      £500.00 to £1000.00 £2.00 a day £1000'00 to £2000.00.. . £3.00 a
                                      day £2000.00 to £3000.00 May i also add the RBS have already started and Barclays start on the 16th of June

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                                        0 comments  ·  Poverty & welfare  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • HMRC having powers to raid tax payers bank accounts without a court order to claim unpaid taxes

                                        HMRC having powers to raid tax payers bank accounts without a court order to claim unpaid taxes

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                                          0 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • stop companies using computer generated multiple repeat calling techniques

                                          using this methord companies will call several numbers at the same time,several times a day.only the first responder will get to talk to someone. everyone else will find the experience frustrating and time wasting.For the elderly& single this can be very disturbing.Isuggest this should be made illegal

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