Congress should mandate the use of the Supplemental Poverty MeasureA method for measuring povert
Policymakers should enact and update public financing systems for elections. This includes increasing matching funds, particularly for small donations.
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.
Devote adequate resources—the nation should devote sufficient resources to ensure access to benefits and adequate benefit levels for all who qu
Policymakers should establish and enforce uniform standards to safeguard the integrity of the electoral process.
The federal government should require state CSBG and SSBG officials to consult with state and local agencies and organizations representi
Maintaining trust and confidence in the government requires strong democratic processes and government institutions.
Policymakers should explore new, more consumer-centered systems for providing low-income assistance.
Policymakers should encourage and promote maximum participation in the electoral process.