Promote transparency—proper accountability and oversight of government spending requires a transparent budget process negotiated by elected off
Protect people from discrimination—freedom from discrimination is a fundamental right.
Policymakers should enact and update public financing systems for elections. This includes increasing matching funds, particularly for small donations.
Government budgets reflect the priorities of policymakers.
Policymakers should encourage and promote maximum participation in the electoral process.
Qualified voters should not be excluded from voting because of:
State and local policymakers should:
Legislative and regulatory meetings and procedures should promote public participation, be fair, and ensure accountability.
Governments should create and enforce ethical standards for government officials. These standards should protect against conflicts of interest.
Nominees and appointees should be qualified for their chosen roles.