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If you're a journalist, please call Laura Townshend on 07710 392 372 or email laura.t@38degrees.org.uk.

Who we are:
38 Degrees is a community of UK citizens working together to bring about real change in the UK by taking action on the issues that we all care about. In nature, avalanches begin when they reach the tipping point angle of 38 Degrees. We work together in our hundreds of thousands to defend fairness, protect rights, promote peace, preserve the planet and deepen democracy.

We are not connected with any political parties, and are funded by donations from members. Our independence means that we can campaign on issues that we feel passionately about and that we decide on together. We are driven by issues and outcomes, and judge all politicians by the same standards.

38 Degrees launched in 2009 and there are now nearly 850,000 of us working together for change. 38 Degrees has a small staff team and our office is run by staff and volunteers with the help of our board. However it’s all 38 Degrees members who set the agenda. Together we choose campaigns and help pick the tactics we use to win, as well as taking action.

38 Degrees is people-powered - we don't take money from government or big business, so we rely on donations from thousands of members of the public from all over the UK to make change happen.

38 Degrees members have contributed to achieve some incredible, people-powered victories since we started working together to make change happen. We helped stop the government’s plans to sell off our ancient national forests. We stopped plans for a massive mega-dairy in Lincolnshire. We stopped Donald Trump’s plans to build a golf course at the expense of families in Menie, Scotland, who were at risk of eviction.

38 Degrees members also helped convince the government to sign up to the EU Directive on human trafficking, helping to prevent trafficking in the future as well as ensuring victims are properly looked after.

Current campaigns:
38 Degrees members campaign on a variety of different issues all year round. From saving our NHS to campaigning against circus animal cruelty, to stopping Murdoch’s power grab of BSkyB. We are concerned with defending fairness, protecting rights, promoting peace, preserving the planet and deepening democracy.

For an overview of our current campaigns, click here.

Who started 38 Degrees:
38 Degrees was founded by a group of activists and funders concerned about the state of our democracy and determined to try something different. Founders include Gordon Roddick, Henry Tinsley. The project was developed by Ben Brandzel, Pete Myers, Nina Kowalska and Warren Puckett.

A number of charitable trusts and foundations have supported the launch of 38 Degrees, including the Isvara Foundation , The Funding Network, the Andrew Wainwright Reform Trust, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Foundation, and UnLtd for supporting our work.

38 Degrees was partly founded in honour of Anita Roddick, a lifelong champion of the power of ordinary people to make a difference.

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