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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 [...]
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 drudgereport.com 1,256,200,000 4 espn.com 1,179,100,000 5 cnn.com 853,900,000 7 foxnews.com 663,300,000 9 nytimes.com (several TBOR) 603,600,000 10 washingtonpost.com (several TBOR) 497,600,000…
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 (www.takeback.org) 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 [...]
End campaign contributions from unidentified sources! A huge loophole in campaign finance laws allows unknown donors to contribute unlimited amounts of money to political campaigns via credit card. We need to stop this – before the next election. Congress has known about this loophole since 2008, when a Missouri woman went public with the fact that someone had used her identity to disguise almost $175,000 in campaign contributions. Since then, this same “unverified contribution” process has been used to fund hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign spending, including negative television commercials. And there's no way for voters to know where [...]
Republican consultant John Pudner, a Bannon friend who briefly worked at Breitbart as the editor of a sports section, recalls the time Bannon "reamed me out"--just hours before he turned around and connected his friend with a plum new job. "He could hit you with that level of intensity and at the same time be singing your praises," he said. Read the entire article HERE.
Do you believe you should be able to keep the first $200 you were going to send to the IRS, and instead send it to candidates of your choice who you believe would be better stewards of your money? Money Magazine covers the four states with programs set up to do just that at the state level, a practice discussed in our "Taxes and Political Contributions" Educational Paper, and then by the Weekly Standard along with the featured cartoon. Let us know what you think? Should people be able to give their first $200 to candidates in order to get [...]