Successful Campaigns

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Successful Campaigns
  • Permanently cancel the Jeremy Kyle Show
    The Jeremy Kyle Show has been axed by ITV after a huge public backlash around the show exploiting people for entertainment. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48279613
    74,505 Signatures
    Created by 38 Degrees
  • Protect the Gwent Levels and stop the proposed M4 motorway
    We won! The Welsh Government will not build the £1.6bn M4 relief road, First Minister Mark Drakeford has decided. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48512697
    21,153 Signatures
    Created by Bleddyn Lake
  • Stop Suffragette statue being removed from Parliament
    Just a few days after we handed in our huge petition to Westminster Council, the planning application to move the statue was withdrawn! Sir Niel Thorne, the former MP behind the bid to move the staue of Emmiline Pankhurst from its historic home said: “we realised considerable pressure was being put on Westminster City Council, who’d find it more difficult to approve moving the statue.” Thanks to our pressure, Emmeline Pankhurst will remain by Paliament - thank you! https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/16/emmeline-pankhurst-statue-will-remain-near-parliament-plan-move/
    181,479 Signatures
    Created by Jacquie Hawkins
  • Save the Windrush Generation - allow them to stay
    17/4/18: We did it! The voices of cross party MPs and the respectful but resolute demands of the Commonwealth Heads of State, together with personal stories in the press, finally all had an impact. The government apology and promised action were resoundingly good if tarred with shameful tardiness. But implementation is all and we should ensure that an independent body takes on the role of monitoring progress, highlighting problems and ensuring a voice for the people directly affected. Only then, will justice be done. Click here for more information: https://home.38degrees.org.uk/2018/04/18/save-the-windrush-generation-petition-hand-in/
    114,624 Signatures
    Created by Christine Trethowan
  • Police chiefs must genuinely consult campaigners protesting against the onshore oil and gas industry
    20/03/18 - We Won! We delivered our petition last Friday. Within a matter of hours, the National Police Chiefs Council backed down and agreed to a public consultation. For more details on this, see https://netpol.org/2018/03/20/npcc-petition-consultation/
    1,254 Signatures
    Created by Netpol Campaigns Picture
  • Stop planned changes to funding for women's refuges
    09/08/18 We Won! We won! Women's Refuges have been saved from disasterous funding changes. The government has listened to the hundreds of thousands of people who joined Women’s Aid, in calling to stop planned changes to how refuges are funded. We told Ministers that these disastrous planned funding reforms would have put women and children’s lives at risk. Refuge managers warned these plans would have “been the end”. We are delighted that the Government has acted; rent in refuges will continue to be funded through housing benefit, which is the very last secure form of income for our national network of services. Up and down the country survivors and refuge services are breathing a sigh of relief. Refuge doors will stay open for the women and children escaping domestic abuse who so desperately need their help. Domestic abuse refuges save lives. With on average two women every week being killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales, refuges provide lifeline. Our campaign is not over; our next battle is to ensure that the funding for the support refuges provide to a survivor and her children - from therapy to help with housing and finances - is secure. We hope you will continue with us on our campaign to win a sustainable funding future for these life-saving services. Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/aug/09/plans-to-remove-womens-refuges-from-uk-welfare-system-dropped
    175,340 Signatures
    Created by Women's Aid
  • Mooboo: pay your staff!
    The public pressure became too much and Mooboo will now pay all staff for every hour they work, whether trail shift or training.
    41,444 Signatures
    Created by Sarah Collins Picture
  • Give Lawand a chance to communicate
    05/04/18 - Great News! Lawand can stay to apply for asylum. I wanted to share the wonderful news with you that Lawand and his parents and brothers have a victory to share. Our government was trying to send them back to Germany to claim asylum but the courts have granted Lawand leave to stay in the UK to claim asylum here. Thank you so much for signing the petition, sharing with your friends and caring about this child. Thanks too, to his amazing legal team. A beautiful poet, Mary Oliver, writes 'what are you going to do with your one wild and precious life?' Well, over 12,000 of us worked together to apply a little pressure and give a lot of encouragement and now the life of one persecuted family is changing and hoping for a secure future. Deep thanks to everyone. Their asylum process will begin in about 6 months. Meanwhile Lawand continues his education in British Sign Language and is flourishing. Esther Freeman.
    12,206 Signatures
    Created by Esther Freeman Picture
  • Protect the rights of vulnerable children and care leavers
    UPDATE: 03/03/17 We Won! The government is set to scrap plans to allow councils to apply for exemptions from social care legislation in the face of continuing opposition: http://www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/2003279/exclusive-government-set-to-drop-controversial-exemption-clause Previously we also won a battle to get this rejected in the Lords. Peers voted 245/213 in favour of dropping these terrible proposals. This petition signed by over 100,000 people was named twice in that debate! Congratulations everyone! Thank you for helping to get rid of this massive threat to children’s rights!
    108,042 Signatures
    Created by Carolyne Willow
  • Reverse the decision to exclude animal sentience from the EU withdrawal bill
    12/12/17 - We Won! Great news! Michael Gove, the Environment Minister has drafted a new law to specifically recognise animal sentience. The result of our campaign is fantastic news, this will keep standards of animal welfare, at the high levels we have come to expect, from a nation with a reputation for compassion and care. I am grateful to the Government for listening to us, and I think we should all be very proud of this achievement. - Dave Babb - Petition Starter Sky news say: "Mr Gove has been forced to act after social media campaigns by 38 Degrees, Compassion in World Farming and other groups targeted Conservative MPs, calling on them to reverse their vote against recognising animal sentience." The bill proposes ministers "must have regard to the welfare needs of animals as sentient beings in formulating and implementing Government policy". Unveiling his plans after visiting Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Mr Gove claimed: "As we leave the EU we will deliver a Green Brexit, not only maintaining but enhancing animal welfare standards...Animals are sentient beings who feel pain and suffering, so we are writing that principle into law and ensuring that we protect their welfare." Thank you so much to everyone who signed and shared the petition! Read more here: https://news.sky.com/story/government-draft-tougher-animal-cruelty-laws-after-sentience-row-11167159
    364,160 Signatures
    Created by Dave Babb Picture