North Dakota

Guest Op-ed from North Dakota Coordinator Liz Grey Bear

April 12, 2019

From the desk of Elizabeth Rich Grey Bear The ND Senate Bill 2148 hearing I attended at the North Dakota state capitol in March was striking for me. The one sentence resounding by one of the legislators speaking, I believe it was from a question posed by Josh Boschee, remains key for [TBOR] takeback.org, a conservative solutions entity for campaign finance reform. The question was asked by the former candidate, who ran against our sitting Secretary of State, Al Jaeger, […]

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Pudner On What You Need To Know In North Dakota

November 6, 2018

Last night Executive Director John Pudner was quoted in the lead story on Fargo’s KVRR, a local Fox affiliate in the state. The story detailed what voters in North Dakota would need to know about the Measures on the ballot today. John’s quote can be read below. “This is the cleanup everyone is crying for across the country and across the state. There aren’t too many things people are agreeing on right now, there is a lot of division in […]

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Accepting the Election Results Despite Illegal and Suppressed Vote

November 5, 2018

“The alternatives to people accepting an elected government — even in a less-than-perfect process — is much worse than the actual results. Whatever the results Tuesday, I will accept them even as Take Back Our Republic works for conservative political reform to make the next election more democratic so that the republic that has been improved many times over the centuries continues to survive,” wrote John Pudner on Monday. To read the article in its entirety click here.

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North Dakota Yes On Measure 1 Push Reaches Theaters, Spouse of Elected, Capitol, Universities

October 25, 2018

Two years after South Dakota voters approved ethics reform the same day 62 percent voted for President Trump, Take Back Our Republic spends this week in North Dakota urging a yes vote on Measure 1 to establish an ethics commission, ban foreign political contributions, and protecting voters from pay-for-play lobbying and conflicts of interest. Take Back North Dakota Coordinator Elizabeth Greybear and Executive Director John Pudner met everyone from Kris Cramer, the wife of GOP Senate nominee Kevin Cramer, to supporters of his […]

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North Dakota “The Big Money Agenda” Screenings

October 19, 2018

Come and join Take Back Our Republic’s Executive Director John Pudner for a free screening of The Big Money Agenda October 23rd in Fargo and October 24th in Bismarck from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and learn why our Democracy is on the brink. The movie explores why, Americans are sicker than they should be, poorer than they ought to be, and less safe than they deserve to be. This documentary explores the effects of money in politics, dark money, […]

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Take Back Featured in North Dakota Politico Story

October 15, 2018

President Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” by cracking down on Washington lobbying. This year, a group calling itself the Badass Grannies is trying to convince North Dakota voters to take matters into their own hands. Behind the efforts are national progressive groups, including the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, and conservatives, such as Take Back Our Republic’s John Pudner. RepresentUs advisers include Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig and the tea party’s Catherine Baer, and its model anti-corruption language was drafted […]

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North Dakota Coordinator Lays Out Need For Reform

August 14, 2018

Imagine one of our legislators telling a lobbyist that they aren’t interested in lunch, but I will accept that bribe instead of lunch with you? Our state like Arizona, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho and New Mexico have no ethics commission for watchdog oversight on bribery with penalty, violation of disclosures, false statements, foreign donors, misuse of confidential information and a litany of other felonies and misdemeanors against we the people. Money and politics is nothing new, however, when monitored […]

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North Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment Makes Nov. Ballot

July 24, 2018

  North Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment Certified for Ballot   BISMARCK, ND – North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger certified the North Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment for the November ballot. North Dakotans for Public Integrity, the nonpartisan group sponsoring the amendment, collected 38,451 petition signatures, far more than the 26,904 valid signatures required. The Secretary of State accepted 36,849 signatures, which is 9,945 more than needed, a quality rate of 96%. The group turned in petitions on June 18th, 2018.   […]

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TBOR Campaigns in North Dakota And Congratulates Tuesday’s (Unnamed) Alabama Winners

July 18, 2018

Take Back Our Republic congratulates all the nominees selected in the primary in our home state of Alabama tonight. We will not mention names in this post since we must be careful not to promote candidates as they enter the general election – but Executive Director John Pudner’s former employer the Alabama Farmers Federation scored a huge upset in a Lt. Governor’s primary. Ironically, the current Governor of Alabama also won an upset election for Lt. Governor when Pudner was […]

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John Pudner on North Dakota Radio KFGO

July 16, 2018

Earlier today Executive Director John Pudner joined Tyler Axness on Fargo’s KFGO to discuss the North Dakota Anti-corruption Act along with other campaign finance reform concerns and how foreign money can be funneled into our elections. To listen to the interview in its entirety click below.

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