Successful Campaigns

Successful Campaigns
  • 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a few days after we handed in our huge petition to Westminster Council, the planning application to move the statue was withdrawn!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!
    181,467 Signatures
    Created by Jacquie Hawkins
  • 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:
    175,364 Signatures
    Created by Women's Aid
  • Remove plastics from PG Tips tea bags
    28th February - BREAKING: we’ve just won! PG Tips have today announced that they are removing plastic from their tea bags. Because 38 Degrees-ers like you stood up to Britain’s biggest tea manufacturer, there will now be 10 billion fewer fewer plastic tea bags damaging our environment every year. PG Tips announces plans to remove plastic from tea bags:
    232,824 Signatures
    Created by Michael Armitage
  • Campaign to save the Camp public house St Albans
    UPDATE 15/07/15: We Won! Last week the council accepted the application and the pub has been listed as an Asset of Community Value! The first of its kind in St Albans I would like to thank all those who signed and helped get some protection for this community local. This is only the first step on what could be a long fight with the developers who now own the Camp to get the pub re-opened. Thank you again for your support. Read more here:
    741 Signatures
    Created by Steve Bury
  • Say no to removal of Teaching Assistants
    18/4/14: After Michael Gove's suggestion that Teaching Assistants would be cut as part of a cost saving exercise, tens of thousands of 38 Degrees members showed their outrage by signing this petition. The subsequent Minister for Education (Liz Truss) ruled out any possibility of cuts to Teaching Assistants:
    177,067 Signatures
    Created by Cherryl Drabble Picture
  • 329,373 Signatures
    Created by Lucy M Picture
  • Switch to paper cotton buds
    18/12/16 - We Won Due to this campaign Aldi, Asda, Boots, Lidl, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Superdrug, Tesco and Wilkinsons have all promised to switch to paper sticks! What a way to end the year. I'm so grateful to all the 38 Degrees members who got behind City to Sea's campaign and put pressure on our retailers to Switch the Stick. Your signatures, shares and social media action made every bit of difference ... the seas, rivers and coastlines will be a lot cleaner in the coming years thanks to you! Natalie Fee City to Sea -
    157,408 Signatures
    Created by Natalie Fee Picture
  • Stop making our NHS doctors into border guards.
    After thousands of us signed the petition, emailed, tweeted and called Jeremy Hunt and chipped in for hard hitting ad vans, the government announced it was scrapping the dangerous data sharing deal between the NHS and the Home Office!
    71,752 Signatures
    Created by Anna @ Doctors of the World UK Picture
  • Stop the Norwich skateboard ban
    21/04/2015 Following on from a 6,000 strong petition, skateboarders in Norwich rejoice as the council over-turns plans to ban the sport in the city centre
    6,857 Signatures
    Created by Sam Avery Picture
  • Protect Cancer Care in Cornwall
    28/03/18 We are delighted and relieved to hear that the decision has been taken not to take certain cancer and combined chemo/radiotherapy treatments out of Cornwall*. Many people have been campaigning for this to happen and we are so glad that being able to mount a petition via 38 Degrees helped to boost their numbers considerably. It is so important to exert our right to a say in matters of such great importance to us all, and taking part in petitioning, consultations and - where necessary - demonstrations is a vital part of our democracy. People power matters and it works! Thank you to the 38 Degrees team for helping us to play our part in this way All good wishes Michelle *NHS England met with Cornish MPs at Westminster yesterday (March 27). While it is still reviewing the feedback, MPs say that it has “assured MPs that the proposals will not see services being moved out of Cornwall”.
    11,869 Signatures
    Created by Michelle Brown