On Thursday TBOR was featured in The Auburn Plainsman, the most widely read publication in Auburn, Alabama. You can preview the feature below with a link to the story in its entirety after. In a time of political divide and agenda-driven politics, one Auburn-based group is working to find compromise and put power back in the hands of voters. John Pudner, executive director of Take Back Our Republic, took control of the organization, which is located on Magnolia Street in the heart of downtown Auburn, in 2014. “We want conservatives to be comfortable with reform because in a lot of [...]
Click below to watch Jennifer Lawrence explain how our system is broken and how to unrig it. You can also hear her speak more on the topic at the upcoming Unrig Summit in Nashville.
We had a great time meeting with local supporters in Austin, Texas to discuss the need for transparency and a conservative solution to campaign finance reform. We enjoyed visiting the Texas State Capitol during our stay!
Members of the C Club, the top 100 business leaders in Houston, met with TBOR Executive Director John Pudner and Texas Coordinator John Draper to discuss TBOR proposals. Pudner and Draper then attended Texas Governor Abbott's State of the State speech for Houston (a follow-up to his speech at the Capitol). You can view the beginning of Governor Abbott's speech below.
Since our inception, Take Back Our Republic has identified New York’s LLC loophole as one of the more egregious and non-sensical in the campaign finance arena. Now, the loophole is awaiting the governor’s signature and poised to be no more. Thanks to overwhelming support in the state legislature- inspired by citizens like Take Back Our Republic Regional Coordinator Paul Lichstein(pictured below)- A776, aimed at treating LLCs like corporations for campaign finance purposes, is on the verge of becoming law. Lichstein had the following to say about the closing of the LLC Loophole. “Almost all of the donors who have used [...]
In response to the news of Congressman Walter Jones’ passing, Take Back Our Republic has released the following statement from Executive Director John Pudner, who starting with this 2015 news conference was honored to partner with this iconic public servant in the quest for a more representative government: “Take Back Our Republic joins countless Americans in mourning the passing of Congressman Walter Jones. He was a lion in the reform movement who put people over politics in an effort to restore the influence of ordinary citizens against the tide of big money. For many years, he was among the few [...]
Executive Director John Pudner met with New Hampshire supporters on Thursday and ate at a regular stopping place for Presidential candidates, the Red Arrow Diner in Manchester. The diner has been recognized as one of the top 10 diners in the US and is a must stop for anyone seeking the Presidency prior to the first in the nation primary. Next Wednesday New Hampshire legislators will vote on HB 504 which is the FixIT America Amendment, and HB 728 to address money in politics, gerrymandering, and ranked choice voting.
Perhaps no tool has revolutionized fundraising like ActBlue, the online donation portal that has fueled liberal dominance in the arena. Now, the Grand Ole Party hopes to replicate its success. In the 2018 midterm elections, ActBlue raised $1.66 billion from nearly 5 million unique donors over 42 million contributions. A tool exclusively for the Left, there are now 15,000 groups using the system to raise funds. Because of this unprecedented success, the Right has been searching for a way to compete, and now the Republican Party has a deal in place to create its own system. The new, unified system [...]
Everyone complains about negative campaigning. This year, the NH Legislature has a chance to do something about it: adopt “Ranked Choice Voting” for our elections. The House hearing on the bill will be tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30th at 10:00 am – please come to the hearing if you can! Studies show Ranked Choice Voting reduces negative campaigning, increases voter turnout and leads to greater voter satisfaction with election outcomes. We need this! The system can sound more complicated than it really is. With RCV, you don’t just vote for one candidate – you get to rank candidates according to your [...]
The government shutdown is over (for now), but the frustration remains as the increasing partisan gridlock continues to leave ordinary Americans behind. One freshman senator is looking to take a small step toward restoring public trust by introducing “No Budget, No Pay” legislation that will ensure Congress faces the same threat as government employees when the system fails to function- going without paychecks. Mike Braun, the newly elected junior senator from Indiana said, “simply, if you do not by Sept. 30 have a budget in place, nobody gets a paycheck. At least you're not getting fired, you're just not getting [...]