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.
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.
Policymakers should explore new, more consumer-centered systems for providing low-income assistance.
Congress and state legislatures should ensure that all lawfully present non-citizen residents who qualify for essential low-income benefits
Asset limits for public-benefit programs should at least be increased to ensure that they do not discourage saving and then indexed to keep up with inflation.
Policymakers should enact and update public financing systems for elections. This includes increasing matching funds, particularly for small donations.