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8 days / 8 states & 44 media stories / venues

October 22, 2015 @ 8:07 am
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We were recently asked how so few people could hope to educate so many on conservative solutions to money in politics. To find out, feel free to attend any of the www.takeback.org meetings run by John Pudner in the next 8 days in NH, CT, MA, OK, KS, MO, GA or Take Back Our Republic's first Open House of our HQ here in Auburn, AL. Our success is due to the 26 volunteer State Coordinators and 188 media outlets that have talked to us and expressed an interest, resulting in substantive media coverage from Coast-to-Coast including the 45 links below [...]

Quoted by NY Times; reserve copy of our 1st book

October 20, 2015 @ 12:53 pm
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The New York Times recently quoted me for the perspective ofTake Back Our Republicon the growing power of small donors to counter balance mega donors. Click on this image for the entire story. When we launched our efforts many doubted how small donors could offset mega donors. In less than a year, Take Back Our Republic overcame these doubts due to people like you building our state grassroots chapters, spreading our educational papers, talking to local press and contributing to Take Back Our Republic. Now please consider contributing to our most important project to date, the publishing of the book, [...]

Exciting Hill Visit Caps Best Week Yet

October 11, 2015 @ 9:02 am
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We visited 11 states and had a record-setting fundraising week between our first press conference on Capitol Hill July 27 and Thursday's return trip (click on image below for full Roll Call article). Shortly thereafter, Representative Kevin McCarthy announced he would not be Speaker Boehner's replacement and Open Secrets (click for full story) noted either Representative Daniel Webster or Jason Chaffetz could be the first Speaker without historic ties to big money. I had planned to spend a couple of hours walking the Halls of Congress to update a few people on the positive reaction we were getting for conservative [...]

Conservative Solutions for Campaign Finance Reform

September 17, 2015 @ 6:07 am
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Ohio Conservative Review We Can Honor the Grassroots Money and the Constitution as We Reform Campaign Finance Campaign finance reform.This phrase seems to have become synonymous with progressive policies like top-down government mandates and financial restrictions. It_s time to change that. Ahead of the 2016 election cycle, the issue of money in politics and the resulting common frustration with the outsized influence held by mega-donors will increasingly come into focus. Conservatives across the country, particularly here in Ohio, have an opportunity to highlight a bottom-up approach to a problem more and more Americans are recognizing. I recently had a chance [...]

Legal notices regarding Take Back Our Republic Registration to Raise Funds in Each State

September 7, 2015 @ 7:19 pm
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Please review for legal disclosures regarding Take Back Our Republic efforts in your state: A copy of our latest financial statement may be obtained by writing to Take Back Our Republic, 246 E. Glenn Avenue Auburn, AL 36830. If you are a resident of one of these states, you may obtain financial information directly from the state agency: FLORIDA _ A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, 1-800-435-7352 (800-HELP-FLA) WITHIN THE STATE OR VISITING www.800helpfla.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. [...]

The Georgia debut of a new campaign finance overhaul push

September 4, 2015 @ 12:03 pm
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By Greg Bluestein, AJC.com A conservative watchdog group will debut in Georgia a national push to close what it calls a glaring campaign finance loophole. Take Back Our Republic set to launch an effort in Georgia next year for legislation that would require banks to verify that all credit card contributions to campaigns are from a valid U.S. address. Many political campaigns now opt-out of that voluntary requirement. The group_s executive director, John Pudner, said he has already lined up a Republican sponsor _ an unnamed committee chairman _ to introduce the legislation. He wouldn_t say who the GOP backer [...]

3 Things for Supporters to Print Out and Distribute at Meetings

September 3, 2015 @ 5:30 am
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Download the supporter packets here

Influence of wealthy donors becoming an issue in GOP primaries

August 31, 2015 @ 9:19 am
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TBOR Executive Director John Pudner quoted in article below regarding campaign finance reform. MSNBCByBenjy Sarlin ...Campaign finance advocacy groups tend to be dominated by progressive activists, but some on the right are trying to turn Republican attention to the issue as well while advocating different solutions.Take Back Our Republic, established in 2015, is an organization founded to encourage conservatives to propose their own policy ideas such as tax credits for small donors, disclosure requirements for _dark money_ groups that take anonymous dollars, and new measures to detect illegal foreign donations. _We really see it from that perspective of the grassroots [...]

91 year old coordinator; 5,866 miles – 7 states in 7 days to conclude in Michigan

August 22, 2015 @ 9:29 am
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Executive Director John Pudner of www.takeback.org is logging 5,866 miles in seven weekdays to meet requests from State Coordinators (including 91-year-old Weslie Owen of New Mexico in photo below), the media (click MSNBC story below) and potential donors (Alabama Farmers Check presentation photo below). The trip concludes with State Chapter meetings in New Jersey Monday, New York Tuesday and Michigan Wednesday (email back to RSVP). Going back through the schedule in reverse order: Michigan Chapter Meeting, Wednesday, August 26, 5 p.m., Calder Group, LLC, 400 Anne St., Suite 201b, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 - Michigan coordinator Bryan Posthumus & Pudner [...]