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TBOR Volunteers Talk Instant Runoffs at GA Event

August 28, 2019

TBOR volunteers attended a GA Fish Fry event this past Saturday to educate guests on Instant Runoff in the state. Our sister organization, Take Back Action Fund, was also represented at the event.  

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For Media Only – Video Statement Regarding Effective Shut Down of Federal Elections Commission

August 27, 2019

This link is available only to media representatives – with full rights to use both the video and any other information below with attribution.   Statement from John Pudner, Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic, regarding Petersen’s resignation – to effectively shut down Federal Elections Commission “We appreciate Commissioner Matthew Petersen for his service – most importantly joining fellow Republican Lee Goodman and Caroline Hunter to cross the aisle and vote with Ellen Weintraub and Steven Walther to require […]

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TBAF Bay State Project Develops from Take Back Our Republic Visit

August 23, 2019

When Take Back Our Republic Executive Director John Pudner visited Boston in June the reception of the message that independents, moderates, and conservatives should embrace reform just as strongly as progressive groups was overwhelming. Media coverage was swift from such outlets as the Boston Herald, Commonwealth Magazine and even the conservative radio show The Howie Carr Show. Massachusetts-based American Promise, which will once again feature Take Back Our Republic at their annual meeting in DC, was thrilled to have the […]

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The Chicago Sun-Times urges an end to what President Barack Obama once called “legalized bribery” in Illinois.

August 19, 2019

  The Chicago Sun-Times urges an end to what President Barack Obama once called “legalized bribery” in Illinois. “Converting campaign cash into personal funds is one of many ways that big-donor money gets between ordinary people and the elected officials who are supposed to represent them. It’s part of a web of dark money and flabby regulation that undermines democracy in Illinois.” To read the article in its entirety click here.

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AOC staff departure highlights the problem of corruption in Washington

August 9, 2019

“Saikat Chakrabarti, the chief of staff to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, just resigned. As her top aide, he was also under investigation for campaign finance violations, including the creation of two PACs that seemed to be operating illegally. He is being accused of setting up two companies, where roughly $1 million was funneled, in order to profit and possibly skirt campaign disclosure requirements. This points to one absurdity of the current system: Hefty financial transfers from PACs to private LLCs are not necessarily improper, […]

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TBOR New England Coordinator Featured in the Hill

August 8, 2019

Take Back Our Republic’s New England Chair, Jim Rubens, was featured in the Hill this week. The former New Hampshire State Senator who fought against big gambling interests during his legislative years now focuses on our political reform issues. He has represented TBOR in several states, and you can read his entire op-ed here.

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The Howie Carr Radio Show in Boston, MA

August 6, 2019

On July 26th, Executive Director, John Pudner, spoke about redistricting in Massachusetts with Geoff Diehl on the Howie Carr Show. Click the link below to listen to the interview in its entirety.

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Double-Check Instant Runoff Voting Could be First Step for Several States

August 2, 2019

For many reasons, Take Back Our Republic is a strong supporter of Instant Runoffs (also called Ranked Choice Voting). For states that currently have runoffs,  it can eliminate the need for voters to return to the polls almost two months later for a runoff to save money. For states without runoffs, it encourages more ideas, more civil campaigns, and more representative results because candidates know launching vicious attacks makes it hard to get to 50% + 1. We truly believe […]

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Minnesota Coordinator Holds Money in Politics Town Hall

July 23, 2019

Special thanks to our Minnesota coordinator Vicki Barnes for organizing another Townhall event in the state to discuss money in politics and a 28th Amendment. Vicki had former TBOR board member Dr. Richard Painter as a special guest speaker. You can watch the full video from the event below.  

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Operations Director Justin Hill Pens Second Fulcrum Op-Ed

July 15, 2019

Take Back Director of Operations Justin Hill: “It’s time for those who seek to lead to step up and use responsible rhetoric. It’s time for real solutions about real problems. As the campaign season heats up, candidates for president and down-ballot should eschew cheap applause lines that undermine democracy and instead opt for solutions that can empower American voters.” To read this article in its entirety and to sign up for alerts on future articles click here.

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Take Back Our Republic strive to be the leading organization in promoting a culture in politics where character and ideas are the basis of being elected and every election is financed with transparency, primarily by the people to be represented and not by outside interests. Headquartered in Auburn, AL since 2015, TBOR has strong financial backing, an engaged board, more than 100 volunteer coordinators in 47 states, and a staff who stands by our mission.

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