Policymakers should expand opportunities for people to volunteer in their communities. This includes older adults and people with disabilities.
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 enact and update public financing systems for elections. This includes increasing matching funds, particularly for small donations.
Policymakers should maximize voter registration, including through automatic voter registration systems.
Policymakers should prohibit ID requirements that discourage or prevent citizens from voting.
Maintaining trust and confidence in the government requires strong democratic processes and government institutions.