Issues

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Polling: You may vote for one issue in each sub-category displayed in this column. Polling remains open for 7 days, after which time the winning issues advance to the Pledging section.

Pledging: If you wish to affect the issues displayed in these columns, you may pledge money, write a letter to your representatives, or both. Pledges will be accepted from Day 8 through the end of each cycle. Issues remain in the pledging section for one week in order to allow administrators enough time to prepare effective trustee candidates.

Trustee Elections: Members who have pledged funds to an issue may vote for a recipient, or trustee, of those funds. This column is displayed from Day 15 through midnight (PST) of Day 21, the last day of the cycle.


Issue List Advocate Trustee List Primary Legislative Trustee List
Week 1 - Polling
Week 2 - Pledging
Week 3 - Trustee Elections
LABOR
CHILD LABOR
CHILD FARMWORKERS
FORCED LABOR
TOBACCO FARMS
ORGANIZED LABOR
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
FEDERAL CONTRACTORS
LABOR UNIONS
WORKERS
LABOR DISPUTES
UNEMPLOYMENT
WORKER SAFETY
WORKING CONDITIONS
DOMESTIC WORKERS
GIG ECONOMY
REMOTE WORKERS
LEGAL SYSTEM
COURTS
COURTROOM TV
JUDICIAL ETHICS
SCOTUS TERM LIMITS
LAWS
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCING
THREE STRIKES LAWS
TORT
CIVIL DAMAGES
MANDATORY ARBITRATION
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
MEDIA & ADVERTISING
DECEPTIVE ADVERTISING
CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS
NEUROMARKETING
POLITICAL ADS
INVASIVE ADVERTISING
PHARMACEUTICAL ADS
ROBOCALLS
TELEMARKETING FRAUD
MEDIA
FAIRNESS DOCTRINE
MEDIA DIVERSITY
SOCIAL MEDIA DISINFORMATION
MILITARY
MILITARY PERSONNEL
MILITARY CONTRACTORS
MILITARY PERSONNEL HEALTH
MILITARY PERSONNEL SUICIDE
POLICY
AFGHANISTAN WAR
MILITARY SPENDING
NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE
VETERAN’S RIGHTS
HOMELESS VETERANS
UNEMPLOYED VETERANS
VETERAN’S HEALTHCARE
WOMEN WARRIORS
MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA
MILITARY WOMEN’S HEALTH
WOMEN IN COMBAT
NATURAL RESOURCES
FISHERIES
BYCATCH
ILLEGAL FISHING
LONGLINE FISHING
FORESTS
FOREST INFESTATION
FOREST MANAGEMENT
WILDFIRES
MINING
ACID MINE DRAINAGE
HARDROCK MINING
MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL MINING
WATER
AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS
ARSENIC
WATER TREATMENT
WETLANDS
BLUE CARBON
WETLANDS CONSERVATION
WETLANDS MITIGATION BANKING
NUCLEAR
NUCLEAR EVERGY
NUCLEAR ENERGY ACCIDENTS
NUCLEAR ENERGY PLANTS
NUCLEAR WASTE
NUCLEAR WEAPONS
NUCLEAR FIRST STRIKE
NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION
NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY EXPORTS
REPRODUCTION
ABORTION
ABORTION SERVICES
RIGHT TO LIFE
SEX EDUCATION
ABORTION ACCESSIBILITY
BIRTH CONTROL
PLANNED PARENTHOOD
TRAP LAWS
FERTILITY
FERTILITY CLINICS
INFERTILITY
MALE INFERTILITY
SCIENCE, SPACE & TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE
CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING
ELECRTOMAGNETIC FIELDS
STEM CELLS
SPACE
EXTRATERRESTRIALS
PLANETARY DEFENSE
SPACE EXPLORATION
TECHNOLOGY
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
AUTOMATION
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
SPORTS
ATHLETES
AMATEUR ATHLETE COMPENSATION
CTE INJURIES
NCAA
COMPETITION
BOXING
PEDs
YOUTH SPORTS PEDs
REGULATION
STADIUM SUBSIDIES
TITLE IX
TV BLACKOUTS
TAXES
CORPORATE TAXES
CORPORATE WELFARE
PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDS
WALL STREET TAX
OVERSEAS TAXES
OFFSHORE BANKS
OVERSEAS HEADQUARTERS
REPATRIATED CORPORATE PROFITS
TAX RATES
CHILD TAX CREDIT
PROPERTY TAXES
UPPER INCOME TAX RATES
TAXES
BEER TAXES
FAIR TAX
FLAT TAX
TERRORISM
TERRORISM
FIRST RESPONDERS
PEACEBUILDING
WATER SYSTEM SECURITY
TERRORISTS
DIRTY BOMB
DISASTER AID
DOMESTIC TERRORISM
WAR POWERS
PATRIOT ACT
RENDITION & TORTURE
WAR AUTHORIZATION
FOREIGN POLICY & IMMIGRATION
CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Winning Issue: CHINA/TIBET CONFLICT
EMBARGOS & SANCTIONS
Winning Issue: CUBAN EMBARGO
HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
Winning Issue: CHINA HUMAN RIGHTS
IMMIGRANT CITIZENSHIP
Winning Issue: DREAMERS
IMMIGRANTS
Winning Issue: GUEST WORKERS
IMMIGRATION
Winning Issue: BORDER SECURITY
GLOBALIZATION
CHINA
Winning Issue: COVID-19 ACCOUNTABILITY
GLOBAL FINANCE
Winning Issue: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
GLOBAL HEALTH
Winning Issue: NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES
GLOBAL TRADE
Winning Issue: RESHORING
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
ELECTION REFORM
Winning Issue: ELECTION REFORM
GOVERNANCE
Winning Issue: ANTITRUST REFORM
GOVERNMENT
Winning Issue: INFRASTRUCTURE
GOVERNMENT POLICY
Winning Issue: NET NEUTRALITY
LAWS
Winning Issue: REVOLVING DOOR
POLITICS
Winning Issue: REDISTRICTING
STATUTES
Winning Issue: ELECTION INTERFERENCE
GUNS
AMMUNITION
Winning Issue: ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION
CRIME
Winning Issue: GUN VIOLENCE
OWNERSHIP
Winning Issue: FIREARM BACKGROUND CHECKS
RESPONSIBILITY
Winning Issue: CHILD ACCESS TO GUNS
TRAFFICKING
Winning Issue: GUN DEALERS
WEAPONS
Winning Issue: ASSAULT WEAPONS
HEALTHCARE
CANCER
Winning Issue: BREAST CANCER
CHILDREN
Winning Issue: CHILDHOOD CANCER
EMERGENCY SERVICES
Winning Issue: EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS
HEALTHCARE
Winning Issue: HMO COMPETITION
HOSPITALS
Winning Issue: DRUG SHORTAGES
ILLNESS
Winning Issue: HEART DISEASE
REGULATION
Winning Issue: AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
SENIORS
Winning Issue: ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
HUMAN RIGHTS
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES RIGHTS
Winning Issue: AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
CHILDREN'S RIGHTS
Winning Issue: CHILD ABUSE
CIVIL RIGHTS
Winning Issue: SCHOOL SAFETY
DISCRIMINATION
Winning Issue: HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
LGBTQ RIGHTS
Winning Issue: LGBTQ CIVIL RIGHTS
POVERTY
Winning Issue: HOMELESSNESS
SENIOR'S RIGHTS
Winning Issue: ELDER ABUSE
WOMEN'S RIGHTS
Winning Issue: GENDER PAY GAP
AGRICULTURE
AQUACULTURE
Winning Issue: AQUACULTURE WASTE
FACTORY RANCHING
Winning Issue: DOWNED ANIMAL USAGE
FARM POLLUTION
Winning Issue: BIOSOLID FERTILIZER
FARMER SUPPORT
Winning Issue: DAIRY FARMS
FOOD SAFETY
Winning Issue: DIOXINS
MICROBIAL RESEARCH
Winning Issue: E.COLI, SALMONELLA & LISTERIA
ANIMAL WELFARE
ANIMAL HABITATS
Winning Issue: ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT
ANIMAL PROTECTION
Winning Issue: FUR TRAPPING
ANIMAL TREATMENT
Winning Issue: COSMETICS TESTING
ENDANGERED SPECIES
Winning Issue: ELEPHANT, RHINOCEROS & TIGER PARTS TRADE
MARINE ANIMAL PROTECTION
Winning Issue: SEA TURTLES
BANKS
BANK FEES
Winning Issue: CREDIT CARD FEES
BANKS
Winning Issue: GREEN BANKS
HOMES
Winning Issue: HOME OWNERSHIP
REGULATION
Winning Issue: GLASS-STEAGALL ACT
CONSUMER PROTECTION & PRIVACY
DISASTER PROTECTION
Winning Issue: CATASTROPHE PREPAREDNESS
PRIVACY
Winning Issue: CYBERSECURITY
SURVEILLANCE
Winning Issue: DOMESTIC DRONES
TRAVEL
Winning Issue: TEXTING WHILE DRIVING
CRIME
CRIMES
Winning Issue: CAMPUS RAPE
POLICE
Winning Issue: POLICE MISCONDUCT
PRISONS
Winning Issue: PRISON PRIVATIZATION
SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Winning Issue: DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT
VICTIMS
Winning Issue: CHILD TRAFFICKING
VIOLENT CRIMES
Winning Issue: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
EDUCATION
ECONOMICS
Winning Issue: COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY
SCHOOL EFFICIENCY
Winning Issue: SCHOOL FACILITIES
SCHOOLS
Winning Issue: CHARTER SCHOOLS
SPECIAL NEEDS
Winning Issue: BILINGUALISM
ENERGY
CLEAN ENERGY
Winning Issue: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
ELECTRICITY
Winning Issue: ENERGY STORAGE
ENERGY EXTRACTION
Winning Issue: FRACKING
VEHICLES
Winning Issue: PETROLEUM EXPORTS
ENVIRONMENT
AIR
Winning Issue: AUTOMOBILE EMISSIONS
ECOSYSTEMS
Winning Issue: BIODIVERSITY
EPA
Winning Issue: CLEAN WATER ACT
POLLUTION PROTECTION
Winning Issue: DRINKING WATER
REGULATION
Winning Issue: ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
WATER
Winning Issue: NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION