The Chicago Sun-Times urges an end to what President Barack Obama once called “legalized bribery” in Illinois.

August 19, 2019

  The Chicago Sun-Times urges an end to what President Barack Obama once called “legalized bribery” in Illinois. “Converting campaign cash into personal funds is one of many ways that big-donor money gets between ordinary people and the elected officials who are supposed to represent them. It’s part of a web of dark money and flabby regulation that undermines democracy in Illinois.” To read the article in its entirety click here.

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Great Lakes Leadership @ Chicago Event; Radio Interview @ MKE Summerfest

June 29, 2017

Our Great Lakes Region tour wraps up at 3 p.m. Friday when Executive Director John Pudner will meet people and have a Milwaukee radio interview near the Briggs & Stratton stage at Summerfest, the largest music festival in the world. Thursday Pudner met with Board Member Camille Solberg in Fond du Lac, WI, and Wednesday the rest of Take Back’s Great Lakes leadership team gathered at our “Returning Power To The People” forum in Chicago. We are grateful for the […]

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Illinois State Senate Bill 1424 Seeks to Restore Influence to the People

March 20, 2017

Illinois Legislation Seeks to Restore Influence to the People 3.20.17 By TBOR Staff   AUBURN, AL- There is always significant reason for excitement when lawmakers build on the grassroots momentum for influence reform. Such is the case with Illinois Senator Daniel Bliss (D-Evanston) who made the following argument for reform: “I don’t buy the argument that Illinois can’t afford to do this. Illinois can’t afford not to do this. When you look at how we got into the mess we’re […]

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Take Back’s 3-Week Cross-Country Tour

March 13, 2017

Take Back’s 3-Week Cross-Country Tour includes Meetings with Legacy Organizations Founded by Conservative Icons During a 3-week whirlwind tour, TAKE BACK met in Chicago with leaders of foundations formed by two of the greatest conservative reformers in the history of the nation.     The McCormick Foundation is the legacy of Col. Robert R. McCormick, who was a Republican elected official until taking over the Chicago Tribune a century ago. The Foundation is represented by Democracy Program Director John Sirek, […]

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Bryan Posthumus MI, WI, IN, IL

March 9, 2017

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Take Back Our Republic Meets with Stuart Family Foundation

December 9, 2016

Truman Anderson of the Stuart Family Foundation, the first donor to Take Back Our Republic, hosted ED John Pudner Friday north of Chicago. Anderson is a former Marine who knows General James “Mad Dog” Mathis, through Marine fundraisers. Mathis was recently appointed Secretary of Defense by President-elect Donald Trump. The two discussed how to best protect against retribution against donors while at the same time bringing greater disclosure to the political process and addressing the revolving door and money going […]

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Community activist calling for statewide political campaign finance reform in Illinois

May 28, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Chicago, IL (May 28, 2015)_ National non-profit Take Back Our Republic announced Friday the selection of community activist Maria Buckley as the state coordinator for the foundation_s Illinois efforts. 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. _Campaign finance reform is something more people should be talking about,_ Buckley said. _I was thrilled when I was approached with […]

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