Your support of Take Back Our Republic allows us to take on many challenges.
Support from citizens like you has helped us win historic victories on the following projects:
- Forcing Facebook to disclose the sponsors of political ads
- Educating citizens in Ohio and Michigan to stop politicians from picking their voters through gerrymandering
- Writing legislation that mandates all campaigns verify online credit card contributions to prevent foreign influence in our elections
But the work doesn't stop there.
Believe it or not, politicians spend 85% of their time fundraising, most of it from out-of-state donors. That leaves very little time to help you. TBOR wants to put their focus back on you by letting you keep the first $200 of your taxes to help choose your next representative — otherwise special interest groups continue to pick your representatives for you. If you’d like to see a change, help us by donating today.
A Note from Take Back Founder John Pudner
Not long ago, Daily Kos asked me to make a contribution to it because the US Supreme Court just did a great job of making it easier for Democrats to win the Virginia Legislature through the latest redistricting decision. They then sent a seemingly contradictory email asking for a contribution because that same Supreme Court was attempting to make it easier for Trump and the GOP to win legislatures through redistricting.
Ironically, they were asking me for money at the same time they were attacking Take Back Our Republic as "amateurs" and "embarrassing" for saying that blue states like Massachusetts should use the same nonpartisan redistricting commissions that Daily Kos insists needs to be put in red states. You can see TBOR's response here.
In the world of partisan politics, Daily Kos is a very professional fundraising outfit with a very focused business model — "if you hate Trump click here to donate your money."
I can't attack them for that. The right uses a similar tactic using ScamPacs. These basically work by saying, "If you love Trump, click here." The majority of the donations wind up being pocketed into personal accounts with no intention of going toward an actual campaign.
With both sides trying to dupe or bait-and-switch the American people, Take Back Our Republic, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, has a proven record of nonpartisan wins and accountability. We want to restore Americans' faith in the political system and get rid of the double-speak that entities like Daily Kos use. Actions like theirs weaken our democracy and drive us further apart as a country.
Take Back Our Republic works with Democrats and Republicans to educate citizens about the unimaginable amount of money flowing to political campaigns from people and interests who engage in politics as a business. We are one of the only conservative organizations fighting for campaign finance reform and an end to gerrymandering. We reach across the ideological aisle to partner with Common Cause and other like-minded campaign reform groups on specific issues on which we agree, even though some of our most heated personal political arguments occur with the same people. We oppose both Republican and Democrat Party efforts to muddy the water on this issue.
We have stretched every dollar to start 47 state chapters, to earn hundreds of news stories, to issue educational papers, pass state legislation, and go 4-0 in state referenda. Our sister organization defeated Facebook at the Federal Elections Commission. All of this was done with a small staff who believes in bringing transparency and accountability back to our citizens. Yet, we are still deemed “amateurs” by groups that are trying the deceive their own audience for a few dollars.
To reiterate, we support independent commissions in states to end gerrymandering. We recognize that the political industrial complex and their allies in state houses and the political media don’t care for us or our work. Why should they? We are dedicated to overturning the hand that feeds them
If you believe in the work that Take Back Our Republic is doing, know that any tax-deductible contribution goes toward bringing transparency and the voice of the American people back into politics. We are not part of the paid professional political class and will continue to fight to make sure everyone’s voices are heard, even in the face of our enemies. We welcome you to stand up with us as we Take Back Our Republic.