What is the citizen’s initiative Ley3de3 (3 out of 3)? Click on the CC icon to activate the subtitles in English. The Mexican people are tired of corruption and impunity. Every day we hear about new scandals, such as those of Humberto Moreira, the (Mexican) White House, and several others. However, asking politicians to solve the problem is like asking a football player to referee his own match. The solution has to come from us. This is why a diverse group of citizens and civil society organizations have developed a legislative proposal named Ley 3de3. The document defines 10 types of conducts that should be deemed acts of corruption and establishes firm punishments for these. These range from removal from public office to compensatory and punitive damages, and permanent restriction from holding any public sector position. Among other things, Ley 3de3 also demands that all members of Congress and Government officials, including the President himself, make three declarations public:
- Assets How much do they own? How do those assets increase over time?
- Potential conflicts of interest What were their previous work positions? Who are their friends and allies?
- Taxes Do they pay taxes? Or do they only spend them?