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HUGE Win! New York Closes LLC Loophole

February 11, 2019 @ 8:49 pm
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Since our inception, Take Back Our Republic has identified New York’s LLC loophole as one of the more egregious and non-sensical in the campaign finance arena. Now, the loophole is awaiting the governor’s signature and poised to be no more. Thanks to overwhelming support in the state legislature- inspired by citizens like Take Back Our Republic Regional Coordinator Paul Lichstein(pictured below)- A776, aimed at treating LLCs like corporations for campaign finance purposes, is on the verge of becoming law. Lichstein had the following to say about the closing of the LLC Loophole. “Almost all of the donors who have used [...]

Take Back Our Republic, John Pudner Mourn Passing of Reform Champion Walter Jones

February 11, 2019 @ 12:54 am
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In response to the news of Congressman Walter Jones’ passing, Take Back Our Republic has released the following statement from Executive Director John Pudner, who starting with this 2015 news conference was honored to partner with this iconic public servant in the quest for a more representative government: “Take Back Our Republic joins countless Americans in mourning the passing of Congressman Walter Jones. He was a lion in the reform movement who put people over politics in an effort to restore the influence of ordinary citizens against the tide of big money. For many years, he was among the few [...]

TBOR’s Pudner Stops in New Hampshire to talk HB504 & HB728

February 7, 2019 @ 5:24 pm
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Executive Director John Pudner met with New Hampshire supporters on Thursday and ate at a regular stopping place for Presidential candidates, the Red Arrow Diner in Manchester. The diner has been recognized as one of the top 10 diners in the US and is a must stop for anyone seeking the Presidency prior to the first in the nation primary. Next Wednesday New Hampshire legislators will vote on HB 504 which is the FixIT America Amendment, and HB 728 to address money in politics, gerrymandering, and ranked choice voting.  

Republican Party to Build ActBlue Rival

February 5, 2019 @ 5:10 pm
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Perhaps no tool has revolutionized fundraising like ActBlue, the online donation portal that has fueled liberal dominance in the arena. Now, the Grand Ole Party hopes to replicate its success. In the 2018 midterm elections, ActBlue raised $1.66 billion from nearly 5 million unique donors over 42 million contributions. A tool exclusively for the Left, there are now 15,000 groups using the system to raise funds. Because of this unprecedented success, the Right has been searching for a way to compete, and now the Republican Party has a deal in place to create its own system. The new, unified system [...]

Tired of Poisonous Politics? Ranked Choice Voting Could Change the Tone of NH Elections

January 29, 2019 @ 8:23 pm
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Everyone complains about negative campaigning. This year, the NH Legislature has a chance to do something about it: adopt “Ranked Choice Voting” for our elections. The House hearing on the bill will be tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30th at 10:00 am – please come to the hearing if you can! Studies show Ranked Choice Voting reduces negative campaigning, increases voter turnout and leads to greater voter satisfaction with election outcomes. We need this! The system can sound more complicated than it really is. With RCV, you don’t just vote for one candidate – you get to rank candidates according to your [...]

Braun Introduces No Congressional Pay During Shutdown Legislation

January 29, 2019 @ 4:58 pm
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The government shutdown is over (for now), but the frustration remains as the increasing partisan gridlock continues to leave ordinary Americans behind. One freshman senator is looking to take a small step toward restoring public trust by introducing “No Budget, No Pay” legislation that will ensure Congress faces the same threat as government employees when the system fails to function- going without paychecks. Mike Braun, the newly elected junior senator from Indiana said, “simply, if you do not by Sept. 30 have a budget in place, nobody gets a paycheck. At least you're not getting fired, you're just not getting [...]

TBOR Featured in 109th Largest Website in US, Which Passed Drudge & USA Today

January 26, 2019 @ 1:12 am
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Click here for our Executive Director's oped in the Western Journal. According to Alexa, the master ratings for online traffic, the Western Journal now has more traffic than some of the other outlets on which  www.takeback.org has appeared such as the DrudgeReport, Daily Caller, the Hill and Politico, and is fast approaching other outlets that have carried www.takeback.orgsuch as the Washington Post, Fox News and the New York Times. In the hours after it was posted, 543 readers of this leading conservative web site posted the story.

Liberal ‘dark money’ groups spent more in 2018 than conservative groups

January 23, 2019 @ 9:51 pm
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But when it comes to the big-money world of outside spending, over which candidates have little control, it appears that liberal groups had a banner year in 2018. For the first time since the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision, which struck down campaign spending limitations for corporations and unions, liberal “dark money” groups outspent conservative groups, according to a new report from Issue One that analyzed data from the Center for Responsive Politics. Dark money groups spent $150 million in the 2018 midterms. And unlike super PACs, which must disclose their donors to the Federal Election Commission, these politically active nonprofits are not [...]

Ranked Choice Voting Comes to Auburn University

January 23, 2019 @ 4:26 pm
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When Take Back Our Republic launched and chose the community of Auburn, AL, we were thrilled to be located within a stone’s throw of the school named the most conservative in the country by Princeton Review: https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=4950. Now, Auburn University is making us proud once again as its Student Government Association is set to adopt Ranked Choice Voting- the innovative solution that best reflects the voter’s intention. This movement is sweeping the country, and the method was employed by a state for the first time in our nation’s history this election cycle. Auburn students will now see the benefits of [...]

Throwback Thursday: TBOR works Alabama Governor’s Event

January 17, 2019 @ 10:21 pm
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Last Thursday Executive Director John Pudner and Programs Director Justin Hill attended Alabama Governor Kay Ivey's PathWay to Careers Summit and worked the crowd spreading the word about Take Back Our Republic's efforts. John and Justin also ran into Take Back's Southeast Regional Chair Perry Hooper while leaving the Summit. Take Back plans attend many more summits throughout the Southeast in 2019 to help spread our message and recruit new members!