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 establish and enforce uniform standards to safeguard the integrity of the electoral process.
Policymakers should encourage and promote maximum participation in the electoral process.
Qualified voters should not be excluded from voting because of:
State and local policymakers should:
Legislative and regulatory meetings and procedures should promote public participation, be fair, and ensure accountability.
Governments should create and enforce ethical standards for government officials. These standards should protect against conflicts of interest.
Nominees and appointees should be qualified for their chosen roles.
Governments should require full and timely disclosures of lobbying activities and expenditures.