38 Degrees members work together to decide what we campaign on, and polling enables us to get a clear picture of what the key priorities are. Last month, thousands of us voted on the next set of campaign priorities for 38 Degrees and the results are now in!
Ideas have been suggested on the 38 Degrees Facebook page, Twitter, the blog, on the website and by email. Once a picture started to emerge, a team of volunteers in the office shortlisted the most popular. For more information on how the team sorts this data have a look at this blog.
Thousands of 38 Degrees members voted on the campaigns you thought were most important. Using spreadsheets and other tools the team has listed the results in order of the priority and urgency you felt on these issues.
Below is a graph of the poll results – it’s a little small. If you want to see the results in more detail just click on the image a bigger graph will appear.
The top results are:
- Robin Hood Tax: Continue to push for a Robin Hood Tax, that would give billions to tackle poverty and climate change
- Save the NHS: Continue the campaign to stop Lansley’s NHS plans
- Clamp down on tax dodging: Continue to demand a real clampdown on tax dodging
- Stop Rip off bills: Stop rip-off gas and electricity bills
- Save our Forests: Continue speaking up for our forests and challenge future attempts to sell them off
- Run research & Local NHS: Run local NHS campaigns to expose cuts to the NHS
- Reform media laws: To stop media moguls like Rupert Murdoch ever getting so much power again
- Campaign against secret lobbying: Step up the campaign against secret lobbying
- Campaign against planning laws: Continue the campaign to protect our countryside and local communities
- School meals: Make sure every child from a poor family receives a free school meal
These results will determine what we focus on in coming months. They give the staff team a clear direction for researching campaign opportunities and developing ideas for action. We won’t be able to do everything immediately. Sometimes we have to wait for the moment when we can effectively create change by moving together.
What do you think?
What do you think of these results? Are there any other campaigns you think should be on the list?