Policymakers should expand opportunities for people to volunteer in their communities. This includes older adults and people with disabilities.
Public retirement systems should establish a maximum vesting period of five years for DB plans and one year for employers’ matching contributions to defined contribution or hybrid plans.
States and localities should move toward full funding of their retirement systems.
Policymakers should maximize voter registration, including through automatic voter registration systems. They should build easy-to-use online voter registration systems.
Policymakers should prohibit ID requirements that discourage or prevent citizens from voting.
Policymakers should encourage and promote maximum participation in the electoral 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. These limits should also apply to joint fundraising and bundled contributions.
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.