Doug Kronaizl from Represent South Dakota penned an OpEd for the Argus Leader that highlights brazen efforts in the legislature to silence voters and empower the political class. Read HERE.
Take Back Our Republic and Judicial Watch signed on to a letter in support of legislation that requires Senate candidates to file campaign finance reports directly to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC). The letter, which is signed by organizations on both sides of the aisle, proves that campaign finance reform is bi-partisan. To read more, click HERE.
AUBURN, AL- In what was a very dark Election Day for many conservatives in Virginia, there may be a ray of sunshine emerging: liberals may be on the verge of making the gross mistake of ceding the campaign finance issue to conservatives. An opinion piece in The Washington Post cites Virginia’s loose campaign laws- which allow unlimited contributions to candidates- as the driving force behind the dramatic and radical shift leftward in the state. The foremost example citing is the toppling of Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall. Now, for many readers, Marshall, who once called himself Virginia’s “chief homophobe,” should [...]
In the coming days hundreds of thousands will descend on our home town of Auburn, Alabama for the annual Iron Bowl against Alabama. We hope you will send an email to jmartinez@ThinkingAhead.com with the resume or contact information of someone who may want to come to Auburn for another reason - for a great opportunity to move up into our No. 2 executive position. Thinking Ahead's Nonprofit Practice has been retained by Take Back Our Republic to identify a new Deputy Executive Director. I would love to ask your help. Our community has been so gracious in spreading the word and making recommendations [...]
Reminder: Open Secrets Shows Need to Broaden Donor Pool, Achieve Reform By TBOR Staff AUBURN, AL- Usually, we highlight new examples that show possible avenues for reform as well as the intense need. Today, however, we want to remind our supporters of a diagram put together by Open Secrets, the non-profit political money-tracking organization. Their article on 2010 congressional elections and how they were funded can be found here: https://www.opensecrets.org/resources/dollarocracy/04.php. This research is important and shows why we believe what we believe. Small dollar donors, ordinary Americans, are being drowned out in the election process. 82% of campaign funding came [...]
GREEN BAY & RICHMOND, VA - Just over an hour after the polls closed in Virginia Tuesday night, Take Back Our Republic Executive Director John Pudner posted the shocking prediction that Virginia Democrats might take over the State House despite starting the night outnumbered 67-33. That 8:22 p.m. ET Facebook Post could prove correct pending a couple of recounts, and was posted at the end of Pudner's 24-hour blitz to take the same reform message from his Fox News appearance to conservatives in two states in the center of political decision-making in America today. Democrat Ralph Northam led by just four points at the time [...]
South Dakota Voters Strike Back By TBOR Staff AUBURN, AL- A shocking display of arrogance and abuse of power was on display in South Dakota when legislators undermined the will of the people to impose ethics reform on its officials. Last year, Take Back and other reform leaders joined with South Dakota activists to win a ballot measure that achieved real reform. The response from elected officials? They immediately set out to undo the legislation. Now, South Dakota voters have an opportunity to strike back. Last week, proponents of Initiated Measure 22 filed in excess of the 50,000 signatures [...]
Doubt is growing about American democracy, according to recent surveys. Our nation, naturally patriotic, has long been proud of how our government works. Even when disagreeing with policies from Washington, our system has been a source of pride for the American people. However, recent surveys show that to be waning. Only 63% of Americans, down from a high of 90% in 2002 and a drop from the previous low of 74% in 2014, are proud of the way our democracy works. While 7 in 10 Americans view the Trump Administration as dysfunctional, 25% of Trump supporters find the system as [...]
Campaign Finance Abuser Now Aims for Trump Impeachment By TBOR Staff AUBURN, AL- We have previously chronicled the efforts of Tom Steyer, the liberal billionaire who is one of the foremost abusers of the campaign finance system, to buy elections. Now, he aims to spend money to undermine one. According to Open Secrets, Steyer spent $74 million in the 2014 cycle, $90 million in the 2016 cycle, and already $6 million in the 2018 cycle- all for liberal causes. In recent days, the mega-donor launched a major effort to impeach President Trump. Steyer announced plans for an 8-figure TV [...]
Our piece in NewsMax explained the four basic options for reforming money in politics. Which of the following is closest to your view? Take the survey HERE.