Issues

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

Polling: You may select 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 Legislator Trustee List
Week 1 - Polling
Week 2 - Pledging
Week 3 - Trustee Elections
FOREIGN POLICY & IMMIGRATION
CONFLICT RESOLUTION
CHINA/TIBET
ISRAEL/PALESTINE
RUSSIA/UKRAINE
EMBARGOS & SANCTIONS
CUBAN EMBARGO
IRAN SANCTIONS
NORTH KOREA SANCTIONS
HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
CHINA HUMAN RIGHTS
SAUDI ARABIA HUMAN RIGHTS
SYRIAN CIVIL WAR
IMMIGRANT CITIZENSHIP
DREAMERS
IMMIGRANT FAMILIES
IMMIGRANT VETERANS
IMMIGRANTS
GUEST WORKERS
IMMIGRANT AMNESTY
IMMIGRANT RIGHTS
IMMIGRATION
BORDER SECURITY
IMMIGRATION REFORM
VISAS

GLOBALIZATION
CHINA
COVID-19 ACCOUNTABILITY
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTTY THEFT
TAIWAN
GLOBAL FINANCE
HEAVILY INDEBTED POOR COUNTRIES
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
UN GLOBAL COMPACT
GLOBAL HEALTH
GLOBAL HUNGER
NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES
PANDEMICS
GLOBAL TRADE
RESHORING
TRADE WAR
WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
ELECTION REFORM
CITIZENS UNITED
ELECTION REFORM
VOTER SUPPRESSION
GOVERNANCE
ANTITRUST REFORM
D.C. STATEHOOD
PRESIDENTIAL POWER
GOVERNMENT
EMOLUMENTS
PORK BARREL SPENDING
SOCIAL SECURITY
GOVERNMENT POLICY
OFFICEHOLDER STOCK TRADING
POLICE MILITARIZATION
WHISTLEBLOWERS
LAWS
REVOLVING DOOR
STAND YOUR GROUND LAWS
WAR ON DRUGS
POLITICS
PUBLIC FUNDING OF ELECTIONS
REDISTRICTING
TERM LIMITS
STATUTES
ELECTION INTERFERENCE
ELECTORAL COLLEGE
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

GUNS
AMMUNITION
AMMUNITION BACKGROUND CHECKS
ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION
LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINES
CRIME
GUN VIOLENCE
SCHOOL SHOOTINGS
STALKING
OWNERSHIP
FIREARM BACKGROUND CHECKS
GUN BUYBACK PROGRAMS
GUN SHOWS
RESPONSIBILITY
CHILD ACCESS TO GUNS
FIREARMS REPORTING
GUN MANUFACTURERS
TRAFFICKING
GUN DEALERS
GUN THEFT
INTERSTATE FIREARM TRANSPORTATION
WEAPONS
ASSAULT WEAPONS
GHOST GUNS
UNDETECTABLE FIREARMS

HEALTHCARE
CANCER
BREAST CANCER
COLORECTAL CANCER
LUNG CANCER
CHILDREN
CHILDHOOD CANCER
CHILDREN’S HEALTHCARE
TOXIC CHEMICALS
EMERGENCY SERVICES
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS
EMERGENCY ROOMS
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
HEALTHCARE
HMO COMPETITION
UNIVERSAL CORONAVIRUS VACCINE
UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE
HOSPITALS
DRUG SHORTAGES
HOSPITAL PREPAREDNESS
NURSING SHORTAGE
ILLNESS
DIABETES
HEART DISEASE
MENTAL HEALTH
REGULATION
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
GENERIC DRUGS
PAIN RELIEF
SENIORS
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
NURSING HOMES
PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES

HUMAN RIGHTS
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES RIGHTS
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
REHABILITATION
WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES
CHILDREN'S RIGHTS
CHILD ABUSE
CHILD CARE
CHILD SUPPORT
CIVIL RIGHTS
FOSTER CARE
SCHOOL SAFETY
VOTING RIGHTS ACT
DISCRIMINATION
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
SLAVERY REPARATIONS
LGBTQ RIGHTS
LGBTQ CIVIL RIGHTS
LGBTQ SENIORS
LGBTQ YOUTH
POVERTY
HOMELESSNESS
HUNGER
LIVING WAGE
SENIOR'S RIGHTS
ELDER ABUSE
LONG TERM CARE
SENIOR CPI-E
WOMEN'S RIGHTS
FAMILY POVERTY
GENDER PAY GAP
WORKING MOMS
AGRICULTURE AQUACULTURE
Winning Issue: AQUACULTURE FEED
FARM POLLUTION
Winning Issue: BIOSOLID FERTILIZER
FARMER SUPPORT
Winning Issue: DAIRY FARMS
FARMING
Winning Issue: FOREIGN OWNED FARMS
FOOD SAFETY
Winning Issue: DIOXINS
MICROBIAL RESEARCH
Winning Issue: E.COLI, SALMONELLA & LISTERIA
RANCHING
Winning Issue: MEAT PACKING

ANIMAL WELFARE
ANIMAL HABITATS
Winning Issue: ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT
ANIMAL PROTECTION
Winning Issue: DOGFIGHTING
ANIMAL TREATMENT
Winning Issue: COSMETICS TESTING
ENDANGERED SPECIES
Winning Issue: SHARK FINNING
MARINE ANIMAL PROTECTION
Winning Issue: SEA TURTLES

BANKS
BANK FEES
Winning Issue: CREDIT CARD FEES
BANKS
Winning Issue: BANK BAILOUTS
HOMES
Winning Issue: HOME OWNERSHIP
REGULATION
Winning Issue: DERIVATIVES

CONSUMER PROTECTION & PRIVACY
DISASTER PROTECTION
Winning Issue: CATASTROPHE PREPAREDNESS
PRIVACY
Winning Issue: CYBERSECURITY
SURVEILLANCE
Winning Issue: DOMESTIC DRONES
TRAVEL
Winning Issue: AIR TRAVEL

CRIME
CRIMES
Winning Issue: HATE CRIMES
POLICE
Winning Issue: POLICE MISCONDUCT
PRISONS
Winning Issue: PRISON PRIVATIZATION
SEXUAL CRIMES
Winning Issue: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Winning Issue: DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT
VICTIMS
Winning Issue: CHILD TRAFFICKING

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: SOLAR ENERGY
ELECTRICITY
Winning Issue: FUSION ENERGY
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
LABOR CHILD LABOR
Winning Issue: CHILD FARMWORKERS
ORGANIZED LABOR
Winning Issue: FEDERAL CONTRACTORS
WORKERS
Winning Issue: WORKER SAFETY
WORKING CONDITIONS
Winning Issue: REMOTE WORKERS

LEGAL SYSTEM
COURTS
Winning Issue: JUDICIAL ETHICS
LAWS
Winning Issue: THREE STRIKES LAWS
TORT
Winning Issue: MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

MEDIA & ADVERTISING
DECEPTIVE ADVERTISING
Winning Issue: POLITICAL ADS
INVASIVE ADVERTISING
Winning Issue: TELEMARKETING FRAUD
MEDIA
Winning Issue: MEDIA DIVERSITY

MILITARY
MILITARY PERSONNEL
Winning Issue: MILITARY PERSONNEL HEALTH
POLICY
Winning Issue: DEFENSE SPENDING
VETERAN’S RIGHTS
Winning Issue: UNEMPLOYED VETERANS
WOMEN WARRIORS
Winning Issue: WOMEN IN COMBAT

NATURAL RESOURCES
FISHERIES
Winning Issue: LONGLINE FISHING
FORESTS
Winning Issue: WILDFIRES
MINING
Winning Issue: MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL MINING
WATER
Winning Issue: WATER TREATMENT
WETLANDS
Winning Issue: WETLANDS CONSERVATION

NUCLEAR
NUCLEAR EVERGY
Winning Issue: NUCLEAR WASTE
NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Winning Issue: NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION

REPRODUCTION
ABORTION
Winning Issue: RIGHT TO LIFE
ABORTION ACCESSIBILITY
Winning Issue: PLANNED PARENTHOOD
FERTILITY
Winning Issue: INFERTILITY

SCIENCE, SPACE & TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE
Winning Issue: STEM CELLS
SPACE
Winning Issue: SPACE EXPLORATION
TECHNOLOGY
Winning Issue: AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

SPORTS
ATHLETES
Winning Issue: NCAA
COMPETITION
Winning Issue: PEDs
REGULATION
Winning Issue: TITLE IX

TAXES
CORPORATE TAXES
Winning Issue: WALL STREET TAX
OVERSEAS TAXES
Winning Issue: REPATRIATED CORPORATE PROFITS
TAX RATES
Winning Issue: UPPER INCOME TAX RATES
TAXES
Winning Issue: FAIR TAX

TERRORISM
TERRORISM
Winning Issue: WATER SYSTEM SECURITY
TERRORISTS
Winning Issue: DOMESTIC TERRORISM
WAR POWERS
Winning Issue: WAR AUTHORIZATION