AUBURN, AL - LaNell Morold and Shaaya Ellis began their work as Deputy Director and Director of Development, respectively, this week in the headquarters in Auburn. Two supporters of the quickly growing non-profit recommended a Deputy Director to oversee internal operations, to facilitate Executive Director John Pudner meeting a demanding external schedule with policy and opinion leaders, media representatives, foundations and potential donors across the country to help educate the public on conservative solutions for campaign finance reform. “The great foundation laid during Take Back Our Republic’s first two years sets the stage for incredible growth if we correctly build [...]
Rep. Tom Price's nomination vote is today and questions are still swirling around stocks purchased by the HHS nominee. "This is something the voters should be concerned about," says John Pudner, a conservative Republican who runs Take Back Our Republic, an advocacy group trying to get money out of politics. "Money that is personally benefiting you is more of a concern and can be a more powerful force pulling you into a decision on related issues than campaign funding." Read more from USA TODAY here.
Pre-eminent election and democracy/data lawyers Ben Ginsberg and Nate Persily were among those asking hard-hitting questions of Take Back Executive Director John Pudner at Stanford Law School Tuesday. View the entire presentation including videos here, and listen to the audio of the great session at which Pudner laid out the commercials and door-to-door tactics that win campaigns and will be incorporated into an open source People Powered Playbook. Ginsberg was national counsel to Bush/Cheney in both campaigns, including the 2000 recount, and since represented many national Republican organizations, while Pudner left partisan politics two years ago to focus on campaign finance reform as Executive [...]
Last Week, U.S. Representative Ron Desantis (FL-06) introduced a bill focused on stopping the revolving door culture of Washington D.C. The "Drain the Swamp Act" as it is called will as push to extend the lobbying ban to 5 years, broaden the existing ban on foreign nationals donating to political parties or campaigns, and preventing senior officials from representing, aiding, or advising a foreign entity with the intent to influence the executive or legislative branches of the United States government. Take Back Our Republic thanks, Representative Desantis for introducing the "Drain the Swamp Act". If you would like to read the [...]
For the second time since the formation of Take Back Our Republic (Take Back), Executive Director John Pudner is mentioned in an article on Drudge Report, and this time it is courtesy of him appearing in the cover story of Time Magazine. The account of the past work with Steve Bannon occurred before John Pudner gave up Republican consulting to work full-time in search of conservative solutions by starting Take Back and Bannon gave up Breitbart to lead the “Drain the Swamp” effort for President Trump, but the there is a connection... The connection that drew interest from Time [...]
Rob Schaaf Jr., who serves on the board of directors for Take Back Our Republic, was quoted today in The Joplin Globe on his father's Missouri Senate bill that would allow for a small dollar tax credit for Missouri citizens. From The Joplin Globe-To incentivize engagement in the political process and ultimately reduce the impact of special interests, Sen. Rob Schaaf has introduced legislation that will make Missouri campaign contributors eligible for a tax credit of up to $100 annually. During the hearing, Schaaf's son, Robert - who sits on the Take Back Our Republic Board of Directors - said, [...]
To incentivize engagement in the political process and ultimately reduce the impact of special interests, Sen. Rob Schaaf has introduced legislation that will make Missouri campaign contributors eligible for a tax credit of up to $100 annually. During the hearing, Schaaf's son, Robert - who sits on the Take Back Our Republic Board of Directors - said, “Most people feel like they can’t have a meaningful influence on elections.” He's right and this bill is a good step towards changing that reality! Read more, HERE.
Take Back Our Republic supporter and Missouri state Senator Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph's Taxation with Representation Act was heard before the Missouri state committee on rules. Taxation with Representation, also known as Senate Bill 1 was inundated with testimony of support for the bill by leaders and grassroots citizens across the country. To read the full press release on Senate Bill 1 click here.
Last week, the Take Back Our Republic Board of Directors tapped Kahlil Byrd, Lanell Morold, and Francis Johnson to serve as Vice-Presidents for the upcoming term. Each Vice-President will provide oversight as Take Back continues to grow in size and scope. The Board of Directors also named new officers. Anna Nichols will serve as Treasurer and Justin Hill will act as both Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer. For a full list of Board Members and their bios, click HERE.
It’s the New Year and Take Back Our Republic Board Members are still working around the clock to spread the organization’s mission with key stakeholders, donors, public officials, and members of the media. This month, Camille Solberg and Judge Ola Lewis traveled to Washington D.C. for the 58th Presidential Inauguration while professor Richard Painter racked up media mentions in Forbes, Reuters, and NPR for his efforts to stop foreign money from impacting U.S. elections. Fox Cities women to attend Trump inauguration