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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 Constitution Day live stream below and hear his comments about why getting big money out of politics is so important. American Promise Constitution Day live […]

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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 in Carlisle, PA who says that the excessive amount of money in our elections threatens “the very nature of democracy.” We encourage all of our […]

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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 first drink is on us (first come, first serve basis). Cheers to democracy! More details on the event and how to RSVP can be found […]

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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. The description of the podcast outlined on NANR’s website is below followed by the link to listen. A reformed political operative himself, John Pudner founded Take […]

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TBOR President Speaks With Veterans In Belington West Virginia

August 12, 2021

Recently Take Back Our Republic Board President Francis Johnson stopped by Post 410 in Belington West Virginia with the rest of the Field Team to speak to local veterans and listen to their thoughts on the best way to make our elections more transparent and return power back to the people. Below is a message from Francis as the field team was wrapping up the Post 410 meeting.

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Field Team attends Reagan Picnic in Martinsburg, WV

May 18, 2021

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 Transparency”. The highlight of the event is when Secretary of State Mac Warner asked Noah and Johnny to help him with his presentation by playing […]

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

March 29, 2021

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 being reintroduced next year with senators’ concerns assuaged. Far from dropping out of the legislative deliberations, their chapter and other grassroots groups including Voters’ Right […]

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

January 15, 2021

“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 corruption in the political process, shine a light on dark money, end partisan gerrymandering, and implement instant runoff voting (more well known as ranked choice […]

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TBOR California Coordinator featured in American Thinker

August 19, 2020

The whole purpose behind representation is to ensure that elected officials are beholden to their voters. But the source of their campaign funds force these officials to court the interests of a select few, the wealthiest of their donors, the neo-nobility of America. Dark money, secret political spending funneled through groups like LLCs to avoid disclosure and scrutiny for conflicts of interest, will still have a huge influence on the fate of Boyle Heights, Salt Lake City, and other parts of the […]

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TBOR Executive Director Discusses Speakers Arrest and Need to Ban Dark Money in Columbus Dispatch

July 31, 2020

The problem with funneling tens of millions through secret channels in the past decade is that, in the short term, it lets the politicians have their cake and eat it, too. As they line at least their allies’ campaign coffers or in some cases even their own pockets with secret money that no one knows about, nothing will stop unless they get arrested on bribery charges. The best-case scenario is an official gets arrested and everyone they know sees it […]

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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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