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Take Back Advocates for Congressional, FEC Action on Foreign Influence

December 13, 2017 @ 4:38 am
by Admin
Wednesday and Thursday Take Back Our Republic President Francis Johnson, DC-based Development Director Steve Thomas, and Executive Director John Pudner will meet with Congressional offices. The topic will be the importance of passing HR1341 and S1660 to cut off an avenue for foreign influence on US elections through the billions of dollars in nameless small dollar contributions sent through unverified credit card donations to evade bank scrutiny. Former long-time NRA lobbyist Chuck Cunningham will lead the effort to pass these important bills into law. On Thursday morning, Pudner will take a break from his efforts for Take Back Our Republic to be [...]

Email Resumes/ Suggestions for Deputy Executive Director

November 18, 2017 @ 5:39 am
by Admin
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 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 [...]

Campaign Finance Poll

October 25, 2017 @ 11:22 am
by Admin
Take our campaign finance reform survey here.

Rebalancing Our Political System to Take Back Our Republic

August 23, 2017 @ 7:35 pm
by Admin
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Call 202.224.3121, Committees Consider Making Our Bill a Law!

August 4, 2017 @ 6:31 pm
by Admin
School House Rock taught grade school students ever since Generation X about how a bill became a law in Saturday morning cartoons. Now you can be part of the process by calling 202.224.3121 and entering your zip code to leave a message for your Member of Congress to sponsor HR1341 and your two Senators to sponsor S1660. You do not even need to know their names before you call! Here are the steps from that old cartoon, and where this measure is in the process. IDEA, EDUCATION. Within a year of launching, Take Back Our Republic circulated an educational paper [...]

Combined 7.2 Billion Views In May From These Websites

June 30, 2017 @ 6:41 am
by Admin
Periodically we look at the number of page views from websites that have covered Take Back Our Republic and/or Executive Director John Pudner. We thank all media that has taken the time to cover our efforts (see complete list here).  Here are the latest Digital Vision counts of page views for the sites that have covered us, and where the sites rank nationally. Rank Web Page with coverage Monthly  Views 2              1,256,200,000 4              1,179,100,000 5                 853,900,000 7                 663,300,000 9 (several TBOR)                 603,600,000 10 (several TBOR)                 497,600,000…

Largest NM Newspaper Features TBOR Response to Attack on Disclosure

June 12, 2017 @ 12:05 am
by Admin
In an opinion piece titled "Integrity of democratic elections at stake," the Albuquerque Journal featured a response to those attempting to hide political contributions from the public. The piece was written by Executive Director John Pudner, and starts: Take Back Our Republic ( is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to common-sense, conservative solutions to campaign finance reform. I ran political campaigns for decades before becoming the executive director of Take Back and I know how well-funded special interests manipulate the system for their own benefit. Please visit the Albuquerque Journal, the largest newspaper in New Mexico, and read the entire opinion [...]