Auburn, AL – Wednesday’s announcement of distinguished Advisory Board Members from throughout the United States comes the day after a visit from Country Rocker Donica Knight, whose song Love Ain’t A Prize was the No. 1 iTunes new country release late in 2015.
We appreciate Donica already spreading the word about www.takeback.org as she has a few more followers than us (140,000 YouTube views the first three days she released her first song is a little hard for us to top).
Beth Coulson will chair the National Board of Advisors for Take Back Our Republic, an independent nonpartisan group that is focusing on conservative solutions to problems with the campaign finance system. The Advisory Board will help promote the efforts of Take Back Our Republic. Some of the 12 members may join the National Board of Directors when it convenes in May.
Ten Regional Coordinators covering all 50 states were announced with a map of the regions earlier this month. Coulson will be joined by:
Abby Moffat serves on the Board of Trustees for The Heritage Foundation. She is a former owner‐operator of an event‐planning business; is chair of the Board of Trustees of the Media Research Center; and is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. Abby is a veteran leader on the boards of nonprofits and currently runs the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation.
Peter Schweizer wrote The New York Times bestseller Clinton Cash as well as articles such as Who Wrote the Omnibus? Four Lawmakers Many Lobbyists. Pete joined the Advisory Board after taking part in a presentation with John Pudner at the Brookings Institute earlier this year.
Nick Bellas is a New York banker who connected Take Back with numerous potential supporters and major donors during one day in New York.
Curtis Colgate is the tallest man in Virginia at 7‐foot‐3, and is a former mining executive who is a hunting and deep sea fishing enthusiast and who won one of the hardest fought battles for a Congressional Chairmanship during which Eric Cantor’s supporters spent heavily against him.
(Updated May 7, 2016 – Ed MacDougall joined the Advisory Board after the initial post. Some of the Members initially listed in this post were elected to the Governing Board, and therefore their bios now appear there instead.)
As expressed on TBOR’s website, “We believe that the way in which we elect our officials is not a partisan issue; it is an American issue. …Our organization was formed and is run by individuals who understand the political process from the inside out, and are now seeking to educate people about the power they have to shape the process from the outside in. Our staff members have participated in elections of all shapes and sizes across this great nation.”
Take Back Our Republic (www.takeback.org), or TBOR, is based near the campus of Auburn University just 90 minutes from the Atlanta airport. Its mission is to conduct research, analysis and public education on conservative ideas for improving the financing of campaigns for public office. One such idea is to incentivize small campaign donations from private citizens. TBOR believes that if more Americans have a voice, politicians will focus less on a handful of large check writers at corporations, unions or special interest groups who expect something in return for their contributions.