February 10th, 2015 By Nick Penniman - Executive Director(View article online) Though national surveys show a majority of Republicans support money-in-politics reform, there has never been an organization with conservative bona fides to mobilize the right around this issue. Enter John Pudner (the architect of David Brat's historic primary upset against Eric Cantor last year), who recently launched a new non-profit dedicated to pushing conservative solutions to the money-in-politics problem. Take Back Our Republic will fight for small donor programs and sensible reforms to curb crony capitalism. Read more
Thank you to all of you who signed up for our email updates, and for the 5,960 citizens who opened our email Friday. If you have not signed up yet, click here and enter your email address and zip code. Then read the content of Friday's email below: It has been a whirlwind for the three weeks since I announced the formation ofTake Back Our Republicat Grover Norquist's center-right meeting and via the page 2 story in theWashington Post. Thank you for the 1077 of you who have liked the Facebook page since then. The OVERDUE letter about helping us [...]
A common sense, conservative approach to campaign finance reform By John PudnerPublished February 02, 2015 | FoxNews.com President Obama recently warned Americans about the perils of _dark money_ in election politics, saying it _pulls us into the gutter_ as a nation. Unfortunately, he offered no real solutions to remedy this problem. So, I have a few suggestions for him and it begins with allowing common sense to enter the debate over campaign finance reform in America. As conservatives, we believe in market solutions rather than government solutions. If a market is working well, access should go up and costs should [...]
January 31st, 2015 From Newsweek, By Sarah Knight The head of the Stuart Foundation thinks conservatives have reason to take up its banner, too. The Washington Post profiled one such group, led by the architect of Eric Cantor_s defeat at the hands of a Tea Party challenger. This new group, Take Back Our Republic, is making the rounds to argue the conservative case for reform, and finding willing listeners among tax hawks and Tea Partiers alike. Read more.
January 28th, 2015 By Elizabeth Lindquist -The Rock River Times CONCORD, New Hampshire _Several prominent conservatives rallied with independents and liberals in Concord, New Hampshire, Jan. 21, to support reforming the way political campaigns are funded. The rally took place Jan. 21, on the final day of the New Hampshire Rebellion march and on the fifth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court_s Jan. 21, 2010, ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The Citizens United ruling found that, contrary to longstanding precedents, corporations have a First Amendment right to spend unlimited amounts of money to promote or defeat candidates. [...]
Op-ed: A Case for Reform January 21st, 2015 By Truman AndersonTruman Anderson is executive director of the Stuart Family Foundation.Conservatives can take a principled stand against the undue influence of money in elections. In the late 1990s, the Stuart Family Foundation, where I serve as executive director, took such a stand.Continue reading View other headlines
At our core, TBOR believes in expanding citizen participation in the electoral process. Our success depends on citizen activists to get off the sidelines and help us fix a broken system. Each week, we like to recognize the extraordinary efforts of one of our citizen activists and share their story with our supporters in what we call the "Member Spotlight". Member Spotlight - Tom Freeman This week's MEMBER:Tom Freeman Tom is a 62 year old Alabamian who has lived and worked for the past 25 years in Guatemala City in Central America. His passion and commitment to helping take back [...]
January 27th, 2015 By Eliza Newlin CarneyAt a private gathering of conservative political donors last year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell applauded the state of American elections today, which he described as more deregulated than at any point in recent memory. Read more here.
TBOR Executive Director tells a national sports audience about Take Back Our Republic in the opening of a Fox Sports interview. Listen here.
January 26th, 2015 Take Back Our Republic Launched to Advocate for Conservative Campaign Finance Reform. Read more here.