Issues

Welcome. The duration of a Democracy Rules presentation cycle is 28 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, the time it takes to write a letter to your representatives, or both. Pledges will be accepted from Day 8 through the end of each cycle. There is no difference between the two pledging columns. Issues remain in the pledging section for two weeks 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 22 through midnight (PST) of Day 28, the last day of the cycle.


Issue List Advocate Trustee List Legislative Trustee List
Week 1 - Polling
Week 2 - Pledging
Week 3 - Pledging
Week 4 - Trustee Elections
ENERGY
CLEAN ENERGY
Geothermal power
Solar power
Wind power
ELECTRICITY
Energy assistance
Energy efficiency
Smart grid
ENERGY EXTRACTION
Fracking
Keystone pipeline
Offshore oil drilling
VEHICLES
Alternative fuels
Driverless vehicles
Gasoline prices
ENVIRONMENT
AIR POLLUTION
Automobile emissions
Industrial emissions
Low carbon fuel standard
ECOSYSTEMS
Biodiversity
Overpopulation
Rainforests
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Clean water act
Ethanol
Superfund cleanup program
POLLUTION PROTECTION
Brownfield sites
Child pollution protection
Military site pollution protection
REGULATION
Arctic national wildlife refuge
Cap and trade
Carbon reduction
WATER POLLUTION
Emerging contaminants
Great lakes pollution
Nonpoint source pollution
FOREIGN POLICY & IMMIGRATION
CONFLICT RESOLUTION
China/tibet conflict
Israel/palestine
Syrian civil war
EMBARGOS & SANCTIONS
Cuban embargo
Iran sanctions
North korea sanctions
HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
China human rights
Saudi arabia human rights
Sudan human rights
IMMIGRANT CITIZENSHIP
D r e a m kids
Immigrant families
Immigrant veterans
IMMIGRANTS
Guest workers
Immigrant amnesty
Immigrant rights
IMMIGRATION
Border security
Expired visas
Immigration
GLOBALIZATION
CHINA
Currency manipulation
Intellectual property theft
Market access
FREE TRADE
Free trade agreements
Offshoring
World trade organization
WORLD FINANCE
Heavily indebted poor countries debt relief
International monetary fund
U n global compacts
WORLD HEALTH
Diseases & poverty
Pandemics
World hunger
GOVERNMENT, POLITICS & TAXES
GOVERNMENT
Infrastructure
Pork barrel spending
Social security
GOVERNMENT POLICY
Net neutrality
Police militarization
Whistleblowers
LAWS
Sequester
Stand your ground laws
War on drugs
POLITICAL ELECTIONS
Election procedures
Electoral college
Public funding of elections
POLITICS
Campaign finance reform
Redistricting
Term limits
TAX RATES
Fair & flat tax
Marriage penalty tax
Upper income tax rates
TAXES
Alternative minimum tax
Beer tax
Gasoline tax
TAXES - CORPORATIONS
Corporate welfare
Financial transaction tax
Private equity funds
TAXES - OVERSEAS
Offshore bank accounts
Overseas headquarters
Repatriated corporate profits
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.
AGRICULTURE
AQUACULTURE

No issue voted in Poll.
FACTORY RANCHING

No issue voted in Poll.
FARM POLLUTION

No issue voted in Poll.
FARMER SUPPORT

No issue voted in Poll.
FOOD SAFETY

No issue voted in Poll.
MICROBIAL RESEARCH

No issue voted in Poll.
ANIMAL WELFARE
ANIMAL PROTECTION

No issue voted in Poll.
ANIMAL TREATMENT

No issue voted in Poll.
ENDANGERED SPECIES

No issue voted in Poll.
MARINE ANIMAL PROTECTION

No issue voted in Poll.
BANKS
BANK FEES

No issue voted in Poll.
BANK POLICY

No issue voted in Poll.
BANK REGULATION

No issue voted in Poll.
HOME MORTGAGES

No issue voted in Poll.
CONSUMER PROTECTION & PRIVACY
DISASTER PROTECTION

No issue voted in Poll.
PRIVACY

No issue voted in Poll.
SURVEILLANCE

No issue voted in Poll.
TRAVEL

No issue voted in Poll.
CRIME
CRIMES

No issue voted in Poll.
POLICE

No issue voted in Poll.
PRISONS

No issue voted in Poll.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE

No issue voted in Poll.
VICTIMS

No issue voted in Poll.
VIOLENT CRIMES

No issue voted in Poll.
EDUCATION
ECONOMICS

No issue voted in Poll.
SCHOOL EFFICIENCY

No issue voted in Poll.
SCHOOLS

No issue voted in Poll.
SPECIAL NEEDS

No issue voted in Poll.