Enforcement of civil and criminal laws should not penalize people unable to pay civil or criminal fees or fines due to poverty.
States should enact laws to protect the informed ability of residents to participate meaningfully and affect decision-making in common interest developments (CIDs).
The Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Trust Funds should maintain a minimum reserve of one and a half to two years as a cushion against an economic downturn.
Policymakers should explicitly allow private individuals to protect their rights in court. All legislation intended to protect individual rights should include a private right of action.
Policymakers should ensure that judicial proceedings are fair. They should not enact statutory damage limitations.
Policymakers should not restrict the ability to bring a class action.
Federal laws related to private enforcement of legal rights should provide a baseline for protecting individual rights.
Policymakers and the private sector should ensure that consumers and employees have the right to seek redress through the courts for injury or losses.
Options for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) should be available. These include mediation and arbitration.