Local activist calling for statewide political campaign finance reform in Minnesota

Contact: press@takeback.org

Auburn, AL (June 27, 2015)_ National political non-profit Take Back Our Republic (TBOR) has announced the selection of Marcia Stromgren as the state coordinator for the Foundation_s Minnesota efforts (www.takeback.org/groups/view/Minnesota-state-coalition). Above all, the group pledges to promote non-partisan solutions to issues plaguing America_s campaign finance system, by pushing to restore power to the hands of voters.

Marcia Stromgren is a life-long Duluthian who is a conservative supporter of the Constitution, a business partner with her husband, and has raised three children. She has been willing to take on establishment attempts to seize private property through imminent domain and to remove elected officials by a simple vote of those members who disagree with them. She agrees with the focus of Take Back Our Republic regarding putting more focus on citizens and small donors, and she has run low-budget grassroots campaigns to become chair of the Normanna Township Board, supervisor for the County Soil and Water Board, and came within a few hundred votes of an upset win for the Board of Supervisors.

_I want to join the effort of Take Back Our Republic to educate people on Minnesota_s law that encourages citizens to get involved by giving them a rebate when they contribute $50 to the candidate or party of their choice,_ Stromgren said. _Too many people are giving up on their government because they feel powerless, and this is one of many ways we can educate them on the importance of getting involved to make elected officials responsible to the people _ not a few big donors._

Take Back Our Republic (www.takeback.org), or TBOR, is based near the campus of Auburn University and 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.

Stromgren said one of the most fundamental problems with today_s politicians is a lack of true accountability to their constituents, a flaw that could be corrected by giving those voters a stronger political voice. 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._

As state coordinator, TBOR Executive Director Pudner said Stromgren will act as the public face of the organization in Minnesota, meeting with those interested in learning about TBOR_s mission and ideas, speaking with media, and recruiting local residents to join the cause.

_I am honored to add Marcia to our growing team,_ Pudner said, _but I most look forward to seeing the efforts of the Minnesota citizens she will help us reach and the solutions we can bring to the state to give those citizens the voice they deserve._


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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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