Congress should mandate the use of the Supplemental Poverty MeasureA method for measuring povert
Congress should increase funding for the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) programs.
Policymakers should establish and enforce uniform standards to safeguard the integrity of the electoral process.
Devote adequate resources—the nation should devote sufficient resources to ensure access to benefits and adequate benefit levels for all who qu
States should create a transparent and nonpartisan redistricting process.
Qualified candidates should receive free or significantly discounted media advertisements. They should also receive reduced postage for mailings.
Governments should set and strictly enforce limits on individual donations to campaigns.
Federal, state, and local governments should maintain substantial penalties for violations of campaign finance laws.
Policymakers should expand disclosure requirements for all funds spent on elections or ballot initiatives.
Government workers should continue to have access to defined-benefit plans.