For those unfamiliar with what the Gagging Law implies, there is this youtube video.
From David Babb at 38Degrees website
The gagging law - that horrible law that we fought together to stop - is now in force.  I wanted to give you an update about how we're coping with it.
Even though 38 Degrees is independent of all political parties, we face restrictions on our campaigning between now and the election next May. Inside the office, staff now have to fill in forms and get things checked by lawyers before sending out a campaign email. 
There’s no doubt about it, the gagging law is an attack on everyone's right to campaign together. But I’m approaching the next few months with hope not fear.
38 Degrees members were crystal clear on how to respond to the gagging law - there was no way we wanted to stop campaigning about the issues we care about. Campaigns like protecting our NHS, cracking down on tax dodging or stopping TTIP must continue. 
But, you may have noticed that 38 Degrees has been changing the way it does some things. The aim is to increase the impact of campaigns for a fairer, more democratic UK, without getting trapped by the new law. Here’s a little bit more detail:
The gagging law restricts money spent by the office - not time spent locally by members. So we’re putting more power in 38 Degrees members' hands. That means:
One final thing. These plans have been hugely helped by the 8,000 members of 38 Degrees who make a monthly donation. It's just so much easier to make ambitious plans like expanding 38 Degrees local groups if I know how much money is coming in.
So, if you were willing to consider chipping in a couple of pounds each week, I'd be hugely grateful - and I can promise you it will make a huge difference. You can set up a secure direct debit by clicking here:
Thank you for being part of 38 Degrees. There’s no way we’ll let the gagging law stop us - there are just too many important people-powered campaigns to run.
Thanks for everything you do,
Executive Director, 38 Degrees
PS: A few 38 Degrees members have been asking, who is responsible if 38 Degrees gets ‘caught’ breaking the gagging law. That would be me, as Executive Director! There's no risk to individual 38 Degrees members. The lawyers should keep us the right side of the law. But to be honest, I’d happily defend our campaigns in court if it means we can keep people power powerful.
PPS: I'd be interested to hear your thoughts about all this. I've posted a version of this email on our website - please leave comments there so that I can read them and other 38 Degrees members can join in the conversation too: https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/gagging-law-update
 38 Degrees website: The Gagging law: what we did together:
 38 Degrees website: More information on the gagging law:
Scriptonite Daily Blog: The Government Just Passed a ‘Gagging Law’ to Outlaw Critics Ahead of 2015 Elections:
 38 Degrees website: results of the poll:
 You can start your own campaign on Campaigns by You now:
 38 Degrees website: more information on the Matalan campaign: