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Director of Compliance Job Posting

June 21, 2018 @ 7:01 pm
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Organization Overview: Take Back Our Republic (TBOR) is a $1MM+, eight-person non-profit educating the public on conservative solutions for campaign finance reform. Their mission is to become the leading organization in developing a culture in politics where character and ideas are the basis of being elected and that every election is financed with transparency by the people to be governed and not by outside special interests. TBOR engages in research, education, and advocacy in favor of returning political power to individuals. Headquartered in Auburn Alabama, TBOR has grown to a $1.5 million organization since 2015, has strong financial backing, an [...]

Take Back’s John Pudner featured in Newsmax

June 19, 2018 @ 12:00 am
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The vast majority of Americans are fed up and want the FixIt America approach of ending overt gerrymandering and secret political payments that let politicians choose their voters rather than the other way around. The good news is the same computer programs that enabled partisans to draw ridiculous districts that leave voters hours from their “representatives” can just as easily create the districts that revitalize our democracy. To read more on Pudners take on the Supreme Courts decision on Gerrymandering click here.  

Take Back in Missouri for Flag Day

June 14, 2018 @ 12:00 am
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Our Executive Director John Pudner spent Flag Day with supporters in Springfield Missouri. Special thanks to Dr. Scott Magill and his staff for sharing the video below with us. https://vimeo.com/274999799

Chao on This: DOT Secretary Providing Free Advertising for Father

June 12, 2018 @ 12:00 am
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AUBURN, AL- The Trump Administration has committed to draining the swamp, but many of its cabinet officials do not seem to have gotten the memo. Elaine Chao, the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has been a fixture in DC for decades. She currently as the Secretary of Transportation. Since taking that post, Chao has appeared in at least a dozen interviews with Chinese and Chinese-American outlets accompanied by her father, a “shipping magnate” and successful businessman. The two often appear with the Department of Transportation logo. Undoubtedly, the simple fact that Elaine Chao is his daughter is a [...]

EPA Chief: Fetch me my Food

June 11, 2018 @ 12:00 am
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AUBURN, AL- Bad reports continue to mount for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Now, it involves him using his staff as a food delivery service. Four sources familiar with how the office functions told Daily Beast that Pruitt sent subordinates out frequently for both health and junk food. “I can’t tell you how many times I was sent out to get protein bars on the orders of [Pruitt],” one person told The Daily Beast. Sources also say that Pruitt was very particular in his snack and coffee preferences- sending staff to get very specific items. On top of using staff as [...]

All States Should Review and Adopt Ranked Choice Voting

June 8, 2018 @ 12:00 am
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Despite the poorly written headline, this story and the comments from readers give a great example of why all states should adopt ranked choice voting. We do not have in-depth knowledge of the candidates in this race, but the dynamics make it  clear that obnoxious frontrunners who believe they can slash their way to election in a multicandidate race by rallying one-third of the voters and not caring about the two-thirds they have turned off are replaced by candidates who work to build 50% plus one support - and voters in the military or who may have trouble voting a [...]

Sources: Exiting Congressman Used Staff for Personal Gain

June 6, 2018 @ 12:00 am
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AUBURN, AL- At Take Back Our Republic, we have taken a strong stand against elected officials using their office for personal gain. Recently, Politico outlined an unnerving case involving Congressman Tom Garrett, his wife, and their usage of congressional staff. Garrett, who currently represents Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, announced recently that he was not seeking re-election so that he could address personal issues. We wish him the best in that regard, and, as conservatives, we are grateful for many of his policy positions. However, the report is nonetheless discouraging. The article cites four anonymous staffers who say they were forced [...]

Salam: Saving GOP May Require Campaign Finance Reform

June 4, 2018 @ 12:00 am
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AUBURN, AL- Though campaign finance reform has been a political hot potato- talked about but given little-concentrated attention by either major party, we at Take Back Our Republic have long articulated that those who take up the issue will see a political advantage come their way. Reihan Salam, of The Atlantic, wrote a compelling piece articulating that the way forward for the Republican Party, especially if it experiences losses in 2018, could be campaign finance reform. Salam identifies the Party as increasingly out-of-touch with its more populist base, a widening disparity of support among those with college degrees and needing [...]

De Blasio Calls for New York to be “Fairest City”

February 20, 2018 @ 5:33 pm
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AUBURN, AL- In his fifth state of the city address, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio called for the Big Apple to become the nation’s “fairest city” as he pushed for campaign finance reform.[1] The mayor, who is a possible contender for the White House in 2020, also pushed for a millionaire’s tax that Governor Cuomo- another possible contender- has said is “dead on arrival.”[2] As De Blasio seeks to highlight reform issues, he pledged to push for the increased public financing of campaigns and more transparency on meetings with lobbyists and local officials. Members of his staff will be [...]

CAUGHT! ProPublica Captures DNC Non-Compliant Ad After Victory vs. Facebook

February 13, 2018 @ 8:50 pm
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Legal note: Take Back Action Fund (classified by the IRS as a 501c4) was set up by our organization Take Back Our Republic (a 501c3), but is governed separately. While the request to the FEC referenced was made by that 501c4, the basic theme of support for transparency by Facebook and other organizations made this a victory for Take Back Our Republic and all groups seeking to educate the public on the need for transparency in political giving. “We are overjoyed at the decision and hope it will have the effect of stopping anonymous attacks,” said Pudner, of Take Back Action Fund. [...]