Issues

Welcome. The duration of a Democracy Rules presentation cycle is 21 days. Click here for details.

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 Legislative Trustee List
Week 1 - Polling
Week 2 - Pledging
Week 3 - Trustee Elections
AGRICULTURE
AQUACULTURE
Aquaculture feed
Aquaculture waste
Farmed salmon escape
Farmed salmon toxicity
FACTORY RANCHING
Downed animal usage
Federal lands grazing
Feedlot waste
FARM POLLUTION
Biosolid fertilizer
Honeybee decline
Nitrogen fertilizer
FARMER SUPPORT
Dairy farms
Local farms
Small farms
FOOD SAFETY
Dioxins
Food irradiation
Genetically engineered foods
MICROBIAL RESEARCH
E.coli
Livestock antibiotics
Salmonella & listeria
ANIMAL WELFARE
ANIMAL PROTECTION
Cockfighting
Fur trapping
Great apes
Horses
ANIMAL TREATMENT
Puppy mills
Research animals
Vivisection
ENDANGERED SPECIES
Elephant, rhinoceros & tiger parts trade
Endangered species act
Endangered species trafficking
MARINE ANIMAL PROTECTION
Dolphins
Sea turtles
Whales
BANKS
BANK FEES
Bank account fees
Credit card fees
Libor rates
BANK POLICY
Bank commodity trading
Glass-steagall act
Revolving door
BANK REGULATION
Bank bailouts
Derivatives
Securities and exchange commission
HOME MORTGAGES
Federal mortgage insurance
Lending
Refinancing
CONSUMER PROTECTION & PRIVACY
DISASTER PROTECTION
Catastrophe preparedness
Oil trains
Sea level rise
PRIVACY
Cybersecurity
Medical privacy
Online data collection
SURVEILLANCE
Domestic drones
Geolocation
N s a surveillance program
TRAVEL
Red light cameras
Texting while driving
Transportation security administration
CRIME
CRIMES
Campus rape
Identity theft
Juvenile crime
POLICE
Police misconduct
Police training
Racial profiling
PRISONS
Inmate health
Prison privatization
Recidivism
SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Drug addiction treatment
Drunk driving
Marijuana
VICTIMS
Child trafficking
Crime victims assistance
Missing children
VIOLENT CRIMES
Domestic violence
Hate crimes
Sexual assault
EDUCATION
ECONOMICS
Early childhood education
Federal student loans
Higher education affordability
SCHOOL EFFICIENCY
School facilities
Teacher shortage
Teaching
SCHOOLS
Charter schools
S.t.e.m. fields
School lunch program
SPECIAL NEEDS
Bilingualism
Head start
Students with disabilities
GUNS
AMMUNITION
No issue voted in Poll.
CRIME
No issue voted in Poll.
OWNERSHIP
No issue voted in Poll.
RESPONSIBILITY
No issue voted in Poll.
TRAFFICKING
No issue voted in Poll.
WEAPONS
No issue voted in Poll.
HEALTH
CANCER
No issue voted in Poll.
CHILDREN'S HEALTH
No issue voted in Poll.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
No issue voted in Poll.
HEALTH CARE
No issue voted in Poll.
HOSPITALS
No issue voted in Poll.
ILLNESS
No issue voted in Poll.
REGULATION
No issue voted in Poll.
SENIORS
No issue voted in Poll.
HUMAN RIGHTS
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES RIGHTS
No issue voted in Poll.
CHILDREN'S RIGHTS
No issue voted in Poll.
CIVIL RIGHTS
No issue voted in Poll.
DISCRIMINATION
No issue voted in Poll.
LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER RIGHTS
No issue voted in Poll.
POVERTY
No issue voted in Poll.
SENIOR'S RIGHTS
No issue voted in Poll.
WOMEN'S RIGHTS
No issue voted in Poll.
LABOR
INTERNATIONAL CHILD LABOR
No issue voted in Poll.
ORGANIZED LABOR
No issue voted in Poll.
WORKERS
No issue voted in Poll.
WORKING CONDITIONS
No issue voted in Poll.
LEGAL SYSTEM
COURTS
No issue voted in Poll.
LAWS
No issue voted in Poll.
TORT
No issue voted in Poll.
MEDIA & ADVERTISING
DECEPTIVE ADVERTISING
No issue voted in Poll.
INVASIVE ADVERTISING
No issue voted in Poll.
REGULATION
No issue voted in Poll.
TELEVISION
No issue voted in Poll.
MILITARY
MILITARY PERSONNEL
No issue voted in Poll.
POLICY
No issue voted in Poll.
VETERAN’S RIGHTS
No issue voted in Poll.
WOMEN WARRIORS
No issue voted in Poll.
NATURAL RESOURCES
FISHERIES
No issue voted in Poll.
LANDS
No issue voted in Poll.
MINING
No issue voted in Poll.
WATER
No issue voted in Poll.
WETLANDS
No issue voted in Poll.
NUCLEAR
NUCLEAR POWER
No issue voted in Poll.
NUCLEAR WEAPONS
No issue voted in Poll.
REPRODUCTION
ABORTION
No issue voted in Poll.
ABORTION ACCESSIBILITY
No issue voted in Poll.
FERTILITY
No issue voted in Poll.
SCIENCE, SPACE & TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE
No issue voted in Poll.
SPACE
No issue voted in Poll.
TECHNOLOGY
No issue voted in Poll.
SPORTS
ATHLETES
No issue voted in Poll.
COMPETITION
No issue voted in Poll.
PARTICIPANTS
No issue voted in Poll.
TERRORISM
TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS
No issue voted in Poll.
TERRORISM PREVENTION
No issue voted in Poll.
WAR POWERS
No issue voted in Poll.
ENERGY
CLEAN ENERGY

No issue voted in Poll.
ELECTRICITY

No issue voted in Poll.
ENERGY EXTRACTION

No issue voted in Poll.
VEHICLES

No issue voted in Poll.
ENVIRONMENT
AIR POLLUTION

No issue voted in Poll.
ECOSYSTEMS

No issue voted in Poll.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

No issue voted in Poll.
POLLUTION PROTECTION

No issue voted in Poll.
REGULATION

No issue voted in Poll.
WATER POLLUTION

No issue voted in Poll.
FOREIGN POLICY & IMMIGRATION
CONFLICT RESOLUTION

No issue voted in Poll.
EMBARGOS & SANCTIONS

No issue voted in Poll.
HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES

No issue voted in Poll.
IMMIGRANT CITIZENSHIP

No issue voted in Poll.
IMMIGRANTS

No issue voted in Poll.
IMMIGRATION

No issue voted in Poll.
GLOBALIZATION
CHINA

No issue voted in Poll.
FREE TRADE

No issue voted in Poll.
WORLD FINANCE

No issue voted in Poll.
WORLD HEALTH

No issue voted in Poll.
GOVERNMENT, POLITICS & TAXES
GOVERNMENT

No issue voted in Poll.
GOVERNMENT POLICY

No issue voted in Poll.
LAWS

No issue voted in Poll.
POLITICAL ELECTIONS

No issue voted in Poll.
POLITICS

No issue voted in Poll.
TAX RATES

No issue voted in Poll.
TAXES

No issue voted in Poll.
TAXES - CORPORATIONS

No issue voted in Poll.
TAXES - OVERSEAS

No issue voted in Poll.