Intergenerational cooperation and collaboration can improve the lives of older and younger Americans. The growing number of older people is a rich bank of human capital.
Policymakers should expand opportunities for people to volunteer in their communities. This includes older adults and people with disabilities.
People age 50 and older make 85 percent of their local trips by private vehicle. The vast majority of them hold a driver’s license.
Policymakers should use effective, evidence-based assessment models to identify at-risk drivers of all ages. They should receive counseling or referrals, and appropriate action should be taken.
The landscape of campaign finance has changed dramatically in the past decade. In 2010, the Supreme Court lifted longstanding restrictions on independent campaign spending.
Policymakers should enact and update public financing systems for elections. This includes increasing matching funds, particularly for small donations.
The right to vote is a fundamental human right. Free and fair elections are essential to democracy. Voting allows citizens to influence governmental decision-making.
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.