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NY Times Links to in Bannon Story; Podesta Firm Admits Foreign Contracts

November 28, 2016 @ 5:40 pm
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The New York Times linked to Take Back Our Republic in a piece on President-elect Trump's Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. The Times writes: Steve and his two brothers went to Benedictine High School, an all-male Catholic military school in Richmond where the boys wore uniforms, kept their hair short and were called cadets. “It was a very conservative world,” said John Pudner, a Benedictine graduate who knows Mr. Bannon and runs Take Back Our Republic, an advocacy group based in Alabama. As noted in the bio of Executive Director John Pudner, he worked for Bannon in the past after attending the [...]

USA Today, Weekly Standard, HuffPost cover TBOR at RNC

July 20, 2016 @ 4:17 am
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The best of RNC for Take Back Our Republic? Platform language adopted Monday? Coverage by USA Today, Weekly Standard, Huffington Post? ... or could it be fellow campaign finance reform advocate Headcount getting us two hours next to one of Rolling Stones' greatest 100 guitarists of all time, Robert Randolph. Pictures are worth 1000 words, so here is a 4000 word update, and go to our Facebook page for the video from the performance:                                      

Microsoft Exec Kicks Off Forum; TBOR ED Presents Tonight

June 9, 2016 @ 4:21 am
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Microsoft's VP of Technology & Civic Engagement (Dan'l Lewin, right in photo) kicked off the Civic Hall's Personal Democracy Forum 2016, and TBOR's Executive Director (John Pudner, left in photo) will present at 4 p.m. Thursday. Pudner will cover how an open source "People's Democracy Playbook," can enable candidates to be elected  without being addicted to the constant pursuit of political contributions. The panel is called, "Don't Be Overcharged--How Open Data is Changing the Political Ad Marketplace." In conversation Wednesday, Pudner cited his work to rally public opinion against the break up of Microsoft in 1999 as a response to the [...]

Open Letter Supporting Alabama Disclosure Legislation

April 21, 2016 @ 4:47 pm
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The following is an open letter sent this morning to Alabamians, asking for their support for a state bill that would let voters decide if they want out-of-state dark money and/or other illicit political contributions disclosed. People were so excited about Senator Orr's bill, that every phone in our office is being used to call our contacts in the state, and the reaction is overwhelmingly positive - everyone seems to want Senate Bill 356 to be approved.   ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: John Pudner, Executive Director Take Back Our Republic <> Date: Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 11:21 AM [...]

White House to look at TBOR Proposal

April 14, 2016 @ 5:38 pm
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Josh Earnest concluded yesterday’s White House briefing by telling reporters the White House would take a look at the proposal from Take Back Our Republic to restore the tax credit for small political contributions, as reported by NewsMax. < Veteran reporter John Gizzi of Newsmax asked about the initiative by Take Back Our Republic at the conclusion of Wednesday's daily briefing, and reported on the reaction. < John Pudner, the executive director of Take Back Our Republic, first presented the idea last May to now-Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin. < Later several members of Take Back Our Republic were well [...]

Video Worth a Thousand Words: YouTube Channel Launched

April 11, 2016 @ 7:08 pm
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We blog thousands of words on the state chapters, policy and media breakthroughs for Take Back Our Republic, but until now we lacked videos. The Take Back Our Republic YouTube Channel fills that void. From today's update from New York on the week of the primaries, to five videos along the 17.5 mile march that included crossing the Mason-Dixon line from Delaware to Maryland last week, to Board Member Dr. Richard Painter and John Pudner at Harvard, to video from New Hampshire including a panel with Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, to our calls for the White House to [...]