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Join TBOR and VPI in Madison Wisconsin October 13th

October 6, 2021

Veterans for Political Innovation is a new, national nonprofit with the mission of making our system less toxic and more competitive by mobilizing veterans (and supporters) to advocate for targeted election innovations.VPI’s mission starts this fall, in Wisconsin, in support of the pending “Final-Five Voting” Legislation.  Please join VPI’s co-founders, along with Dick Leinenkugel, Representative Tony …

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TBOR Attends Major Conservative Gathering in DC, Speaks at Liberty Bell

September 21, 2021

TBOR President Francis Johnson, Board Member Dr. Richard Painter, and Executive Director John Pudner attended the Intercollegiate Studies Institute Gala. Read the story on the event here. https://catholicvote.org/conservatives-see-faith-as-key-to-saving-western-values-in-higher-ed/. Pudner then spoke at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia as a keynote speaker for partner organization American Promise’s Constitution Day event. You can watch John’s portion of the …

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TBOR PA Tour and Constitution Day

September 13, 2021

Take Back Our Republic along with Pennsylvania’s American Promise members are launching a campaign to make the Keystone State the 23rd to call for the American Promise constitutional amendment to stop big money corruption. Hundreds of Pennsylvanians have signed the American Promise  Citizen Pledge, ranging from former Governor Tom Ridge to a small business owner …

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TBAF: West Virginians for Transparency’s Work on Ending Partisan Gerrymandering

September 3, 2021

West Virginians for Transparency has been working throughout the entire state on a variety of issues that ensure that our elected officials are representing all West Virginians, rather than insider special interest groups. One of these reforms that our organization is pushing for is non-partisan redistricting, which we believe is a common sense solution to …

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Join TBOR and American Promise for Democracy is Brewing in Pennsylvania

September 1, 2021

Take Back Our Republic and American Promis are partnering to host “Democracy is Brewing” in Doylestown, Pennsylvania on September 17th from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM We hope you can join us to discuss a vision of a government that is run by people and not big money. We’ll discuss how you can get involved and your …

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TBOR BY THE NUMBERS

August 30, 2021

Take Back Our Republic is a premier grassroots organization of conservatives concerned about the future of our country. We are dedicated to protecting and activating the voices of every-day Americans in our political system.   We’ve done the hard work of building a network of local conservative leaders that spans the country. The future of TBOR …

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TBOR Executive Director Joins NANR To Discuss How To Save The Republic

August 27, 2021

Earlier this morning TBOR Executive Director John Pudner joined Andy Moore at The National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers (NANR) as a guest on their podcast. John and Andy discuss how best to reform American democracy so that politicians are incentivized by good governance rather than foreign money and by fair representation rather than special interests. …

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TBOR’S Ashley Sellers Featured On Local CBS Affiliate in Guntersville

Last night TBOR Events Coordinator Ashley Sellers was a guest on the local CBS affiliate in Guntersville to discuss the property tax increase for city residents that failed to pass in a special election on May 11th. An excerpt from Ashley’s interview can be found below. “The biggest thing that I found and the other …

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TBOR’s Ashley Sellers Pens Guest Column in Guntersville Advertiser

On Tuesday, Guntersville officials hoped residents would approve a proposed tax for school construction and other items on the ballot. Unlike the passage of a similar measure in Montgomery last November, Guntersville voters did the right thing. They defeated the tax hike with an impressive 58 percent to 42 percent margin on Tuesday. Others close …

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Field Team attends Reagan Picnic in Martinsburg, WV

On Saturday, Lars Wiechmann (National Field Director), Noah Durham (Central Field Director), and Johnny Babilon (Eastern Field Director) attended a Reagan Picnic at War Memorial Park in Martinsburg, WV. They met with many conservative leaders from Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan county to discuss the work they are doing in the state for “West Virginians for …

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Wisconsin Statewide TV Covers TBOR Final 5 Push

Take Back Our Republic Made the case for Final 5 voting in this Roanoke Times oped, by recruiting large crowds for a presentation and launch, and for going to the people in a statewide listening tour. However, perhaps no effort made the need for Final 5 more clear than this great segment on statewide TV …

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Action Fund Wins Another Ballot Referendum

As recently as last week officials predicted a proposed tax for school construction and other items in Guntersville would be approved on Tuesday’s ballot by a similar margin to the 62 percent to 38 percentage passage of a similar measure passed in Montgomery in November. However, the Auburn-based Take Back Action Fund, the sister organization …

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TBOR Wisconsin Chapter Launches Final 5 Voting Effort

Last week TBOR Wisconsin coordinators Rich and Lena Eng launched the effort to educate Wisconsin citizens on the Final Five voting method. The launch centered around a zoom conference with over 50 attendees for the meeting. Rich and Lena will continue to build the grassroots effort around the state. You can check out last weeks …

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Roanoke Times Features TBOR Regarding Final 5 on Eve of GOP Convention

Click here for the Roanoke Times Op-Ed which begins: The combination of ranked-choice voting and the VA State GOP convention May 8 may offer a pathway to a “Final 5” election process that revives the giant State Conventions of the 1990s. In the 1990s, three efforts in Virginia turned out 13,000 or more Republican state …

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TBOR Events Coordinator and Exec. Director Meet with LG, Speaker, Senate Majority leader, and Congressman

Take Back Our Republic’s Events Coordinator Ashley Sellers (center left top photo) and Executive Director John Pudner enjoyed a great event hosted by the first Alabamians to host a TBOR event in Alabama’s Capitol City, Jeff, and Deborah Miller. The event gave Sellers and Pudner a chance to talk to Cong. Robert Aderholt (center right …

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GOP Sweeps Jungle Primary; Final 5 Ramifications

Saturday a Texas jungle primary assured Republicans of a Congressional win in a district won narrowly by President Trump (51% to 48%). This result, covered in Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball (see forwarded email below) makes an interesting case study for proponents of moving to a “Final 5” system to elect candidates.  Instant Runoffs. Assuming you never heard …

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TBOR Wraps Up Western States Tour

TBOR Executive Director John Pudner wrapped up 8 days of a Western Tour around the Denver Capitol today. Meetings Monday included government affairs leaders, reform leaders, and TBOR Colorado coordinators. The tour started last week in Salt Lake City, Utah where John was joined by Western Field Director Clark Caras, Donor Liaison Jessica Murphy, and …

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Washington Times Op-Ed: TBOR ED Argues Court Packing Worse than FDR

The Washington Times featured an op-ed by the Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic arguing that the current attempt to pack the court is far worse than even the last attempt to do the same in 1937: “At least in Roosevelt’s defense almost the entire country supported his agenda at that time. His popular …

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TBOR Participates in Civics Education Forum In Salt Lake City

Take Back Our Republic Western Field Director Clark Caras today lead a Take Back Our Republic team participating in “Civics: A Rediscovery.” The program in Salt Lake City includes Utah Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson, one of the first people introduced to TBOR Executive Director John Pudner during Clark Caras western kickoff for the group in the …

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Court Packing and Civics Education Top of Fox News Radio Interviews

This morning Fox News Radio Stations across the country interviewed Take Back Our Republic Executive Director John Pudner regarding the proposal to pack the Supreme Court with four additional liberal Supreme Court picks. Pudner discussed the threat, the potential true end game of this effort to change actual Supreme Court cases. He believes the reason …

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TBOR Executive Director featured on WGN Radio 720 – The Voice of Chicago

In an interview with Jim Bohannan, John Pudner highlighted the focus of Take Back Our Republic in 2021. “We are looking for conservative reforms on issues regarding pay for play politics. You know I mentioned Hunter Biden, that is one that we hit where it seems like a family member is being paid off on …

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Westwood One Radio: TBOR Executive Director Addresses Cancel Culture and Politics

Yesterday, TBOR Executive Director John Pudner was featured on the Jim Bohannon Show to discuss the political reform issues that are necessary to unite America. Jim Bohannon is an American broadcaster who has worked in both television and radio. He is best known for hosting the nationally syndicated late-night radio talk show The Jim Bohannon …

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Virginia Approves TBOR and American Promise backed study of comprehensive reform measures

The General Assembly did take one action on cleaner elections and greater trust in government: the creation of a joint subcommittee to study and issue a report on comprehensive campaign finance reforms.  Morgan said their group and allies will be engaging with the joint subcommittee process in ways that they hope will lead to bills …

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Why RCV is good for Utah

Amelia Powers Gardner is the Utah County clerk and auditor. She has received national recognition for leading election reforms and innovations. She is the first clerk in the nation to implement mobile voting for overseas and disabled voters and to offer end-to-end automated marriage licenses. Gardner was featured as one of Government Technology’s Top 25 …

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Wisconsin Tour Results in Support of Final-Five Voting

Take Back Our Republic Wisconsin Coordinators from Eau Claire to Fond du Lac toured Wisconsin on a listening tour this week. The trip started in the Milwaukee area, swung through the State Capitol in Madison, and ended near De Pere.  A new reform issue that arose from this tour and calls into the state leading …

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TBOR Board Member Sarah Hunt Pens Redistricting Op-Ed in the Boston Globe

Redistricting, the true battle for American political power, is about to begin. State legislators and governors who were elected in the 2020 election also won control over the influential process of drawing new state legislative and congressional maps. The consequences of these maps will define the state of political play until 2031. Citizens should demand …

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RealClearPolitics Follow-up on Dark Money Story with TBOR ED

Susan Crabtree of RealClearPolitics, which previously featured TBOR Executive Director John Pudner, ran this follow-up story regarding if officials will be willing to put limits on dark money now that Democrats are in charge and dominating dark money in the 2020 elections and Georgia Senate runoffs. The interview with Pudner a year ago in the …

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TBOR ED Quoted in The Hill Regarding Trump Impeachment Trial

Forty-five out of 50 Senate Republicans have already voted to advance a motion to dismiss the trial on the grounds that it is unconstitutional, making it extremely unlikely that 17 Republicans will join Democrats this week to convict. “If the Senate had been able to vote on this in early January, there may have been …

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TBOR ED’s Comments on Pelosi Stock Buy featured in BizPacReview

A watchdog group is pointing to a stock purchase last month made by Paul Pelosi, a multimillion-dollar venture capitalist who reportedly purchased up to $1 million worth of stocks in Tesla when the price of the company’s stock was about $640 a share. Late last week, the stock’s price had risen nearly $200 a share, …

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TBOR Featured in Prime Mover Magazine Regarding Pelosi Stock Buys

“However, eyebrows were raised after it was reported that the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi negotiated a potentially very profitable Tesla stock deal shortly before the Biden administration released plans to make the federal automobile fleet fully electric. Tesla manufactures a suite of electric cars and is also developing a range of electric trucks. …

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IBTimes: Virginia Becomes 22nd State To Support Efforts For Money In Politics Amendment

Sunday the IBTimes ran our post regarding Virginia becoming the 22nd state to pass a resolution (HJR599) calling for a 28th Constitutional Amendment to reign in money in politics. In the past five months the IBTimes, or International Business Times, added an 8-person Washington office and doubled its unique monthly visitors to 40 million to …

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TBOR ED Quoted in Multiple Outlets Regarding Nancy Pelosi Stock Buys and Ethics Questions

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is under fire for a stock purchase in Tesla that came only weeks before President Joe Biden proclaimed his intention of making the federal vehicle fleet totally electric. “It’s corrupt and unacceptable for members of Congress, particularly the speaker, to trade stocks in companies affected by their votes in Congress,” said …

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US News Quotes TBOR ED on GOP Primaries in Wake of Capitol Riot

“Everyone (in the GOP) is looking at their primaries right now,” worried about the 45% of Republicans, in a recent YouGov poll, who said they agreed with the mob attack on the Capitol, says John Pudner, a former Republican political consultant who worked on the campaigns of such rogue conservatives as Ollie North and former Rep. …

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Meet TBOR’s Newest Team Member!

Stormie Capps, who served as Administrative Assistant at Catalina Sea Ranch in Los Angeles for “Global Shaker” Phil Cruver and acting COO Maria Smith, now serves in the same role at Take Back Our Republic in Auburn, Alabama. “My true passion is support for teams with great visions,” said Capps, who was originally a Marylander before accepting positions in …

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Executive Director John Pudner featured on the podcast “Toppling the Duopoly”

“In this episode of Toppling the Duopoly, nationally-recognized expert in election reform and host Shawn Griffiths interviews John Pudner, the executive director of the nonpartisan nonprofit Take Back Our Republic. Take Back Our Republic is committed to educating the public on conservative solutions to reform. In the process, it builds nonpartisan coalitions to take on …

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TBOR Coordinator Spotlight: Kentucky Coordinator Wesley Powell

For almost the past 10 years you could say he’s been backup to many of the biggest acts in entertainment and worked on stage with them around the United States and the world. In fact, according to him you can name even some of the most obscure talent in the industry and he’s been there …

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Coordinator Spotlight: North Carolina Coordinator Jacob Argue

Jacob Argue Seattle, Washington (Home) North Carolina Take Back Our Republic Coordinator After graduating high school in the Seattle, Washington area and being given an academic scholarship to attend the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Jacob Argue, being a young man who loved the outdoors, accepted the opportunity and in 2019 graduated from …

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