political action committees

Let’s Fix the Scam PAC Problem

July 9, 2019

Political activists are passionate about their causes – right or left, R or D – and, while the era of social media has tainted citizen engagement as disruptive to civil discourse, the reality is that those who are highly involved form the backbone of our democracy. But, sadly, predatorial political operatives and/or con artists have manipulated the system to use those intense feelings for their own gain. They do this through political action committees that claim to be supporting a […]

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Report Connects Money Spent at Trump Properties with Presidential Support

December 5, 2018

President Trump’s significant personal fortune helped galvanize support from those who hoped his business acumen would have a positive effect on the nation’s economy. While those supporters see reasons that to believe their hopes have been validated, others concerned that his wealth would raise doubts about his motivations likewise believe they’ve been proven right. The vast holdings of POTUS have raised concerns on various fronts, but one recent report links Trump endorsements to those who spend money at his hotels. […]

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Americans Losing Faith in Democracy

October 30, 2017

Doubt is growing about American democracy, according to recent surveys. Our nation, naturally patriotic, has long been proud of how our government works. Even when disagreeing with policies from Washington, our system has been a source of pride for the American people. However, recent surveys show that to be waning. Only 63% of Americans, down from a high of 90% in 2002 and a drop from the previous low of 74% in 2014, are proud of the way our democracy […]

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St. Petersburg Passes Campaign Finance Law Despite Likely Legal Challenge

October 9, 2017

  AUBURN, AL- The debate over Citizens United continues to shift toward local action with St. Petersburg entering the fray with a historic vote. A 6-2 majority voted to restrict the amount an individual can contribute to a PAC that will spend in local elections to $5,000. Accompanying the measure is a stronger requirement for disclosure to ensure the new law will be applied. City attorneys were opponents of the effort, saying that the new law violates First Amendment protections […]

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White Paper: Self-Enrichment in Public Office

December 6, 2016

Take Back Our Republic congratulates President-elect Donald Trump, Secretary Hillary Clinton, and the other candidates on a hard fought campaign. Our hope, as we emerge from this intense election cycle, is that our nation’s new leadership will take seriously the importance of influence reform. In this paper, we look at the numerous ways that politicians are influenced by their own self-enrichment. We briefly outline simple proposals that would help fix the problem. It is our belief that this can generate […]

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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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