The Democratic Party agenda on honest and open government includes real ethics reform and meaningful finance reform to restore accountability, honesty and openness at all levels of government.
Democratic Party Agenda
"We will end the Republican culture of corruption and restore a government as good as the people it serves, starting with real ethics reform.
"The Democratic Party is committed to real ethics reform and meaningful campaign finance reform that protects our rights and ensures that elected officials act ethically -- not just within the law, but within the spirit of the law. Democrats offer an aggressive reform package to reverse Republican excesses and restore the public trust.
"We are committed to immediate change to lead our country in a new direction, to put an end to Republican business as usual, and to make certain our nation's leaders serve the people's interests, not special interests.
"For us, this commitment spans our lifetime, as we were elected to represent the people, not the powerful.
"Our goal is to restore accountability, honesty and openness at all levels of government.
"To do so, we will create and enforce rules that demand the highest ethics from every public servant, sever unethical ties between lawmakers and lobbyists, and establish clear standards that prevent the trading of official business for gifts."