Just when it looked like no one could get anything done over the partisan divide, surprise bipartisan co-sponsors emerged in both the House and Senate for legislation based on an Educational Paper written by Take Back Our Republic. With so many large special interest groups fighting for legislation, few in Capitol Hill noticed when a few former Republican campaign workers kicked off Take Back Our Republic in 2015, and released a group of Educational Papers to educate the public and advocate that elected officials and other leaders take a look at their conservative solutions for campaign finance reform. After setting up more [...]
Take Back Our Republic Executive Director John Pudner will be the guest on Fox News' The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton this Sunday, July 30, at 9PM (Eastern). Join the conversation online (@nextrevfnc). Tweets and Facebook Posts may get read on-air during the show!
Take Back Executive Director John Pudner will appear on Fox News' The Next Revolution this Sunday, July 30, at 9PM (EST) to discuss conservative solutions for campaign finance reform with host Steve Hilton and a panel of thought leaders. The show will replay again at Midnight (Eastern). A number of Regional Coordinators for Take Back Our Republic, including Tim Barkley (Birmingham, AL) and Alexis Esneault (Huntsville, AL) will host Watch Parties at their homes. No TV? No problem! Weslie Owens, Take Back's oldest coordinator at 98 years old, is hosting a Watch Party at a friend's house in Ruidoso, New Mexico. [...]
Earlier this month, Take Back Executive Director John Pudner talked to Oregon Coordinators, Jeff Kubler and Dan Laschober, on the "Jeff and Dan Show" about the organization's legislative efforts to fix America's broken campaign finance system.
"Our hearts go out to Senator John McCain and his family today, and our prayers will certainly be with him as he does what he has done throughout his life- fight. A true American patriot, McCain's willingness to fight for his country as a soldier, as a POW, and as a public servant has impacted lives around the globe. At Take Back Our Republic, we are particularly inspired by the maverick's willingness to be among the first to recognize the problem of big money in politics. While McCain-Feingold was not a perfect solution, his fortitude in seeing the problem, taking [...]
In a recent OpEd penned by Common Cause for NPR affiliate, NRWG, Take Back Our Republic was mentioned as a conservative organization fighting for commonsense campaign finance reform in New Mexico. "Reforming disclosure rules in New Mexico has also been supported by a number of prominent national Republicans, including Trevor Potter, a Republican lawyer and former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission, and John Pudner, a Republican activist and executive director of Take Back Our Republic. " Take Back Our Republic is working hard in New Mexico to stop dark money from drowning out the voice of the people. With new disclosure [...]
Take Back Executive Director John Pudner returned to Take Back Our Republic's launch site, Grover Norquist's weekly center-right meeting. While discussions are off the record, more than 100 conservative leaders received material on Take Back's educational effort in unverified credit card contributions. Pudner holds other materials from attendees - ranging from vapers, to the federal budget, to a Congressional leader, to pro-life issues to national review's latest cover on HBO's Game of Thrones.
The Badger State continues to be a hotbed for reform. There, grassroots movements are thriving in communities- 108 to be exact. With the addition of Liberty Grove, that’s the number of Wisconsin communities who have called for a referendum. This referendum would allow voters to determine whether the state should call for a constitutional amendment to address campaign finance reform. There are 19 other states who have made similar calls. Door County United to Amend, which is coordinating the charge there, said in a release that it hopes the amendment would address “dark money spent by super-PAC groups to attack [...]
In today’s climate, there may be no greater challenge than getting a super-majority of Americans to agree on anything. Yet, the AP found one such issue in a recent poll. “Three-quarters of Americans agree that people like themselves have too little influence in Washington, rare unanimity across political, economic, racial and geographical lines and including both those who approve and disapprove of President Donald Trump, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.” This is not an academic debate, nor is it something seen only by those who are paying attention. It is something [...]
Statement by Take Back Our Republic’s John Pudner on Federal Election Commission Meeting on alleged foreign interference in American elections As an American citizen and voter, I am stunned by the amount of media coverage and government resources that are being spent chasing the question of whether Russia influenced the 2016 election. I think many of my fellow Americans would agree with my perspective: our elections have already been so thoroughly influenced by special interests and Big Money – how much more ‘influence’ could Russia possibly exert over the process? Yesterday’s AP poll was just the latest [...]