TBOR Featured in The Auburn Plainsman

March 1, 2019

On Thursday TBOR was featured in The Auburn Plainsman, the most widely read publication in Auburn, Alabama. You can preview the feature below with a link to the story in its entirety after. In a time of political divide and agenda-driven politics, one Auburn-based group is working to find compromise and put power back in the hands of voters. John Pudner, executive director of Take Back Our Republic, took control of the organization, which is located on Magnolia Street in […]

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TBOR Staff and Coordinators Stop in Houston

February 19, 2019

Members of the C Club, the top 100 business leaders in Houston, met with TBOR Executive Director John Pudner and Texas Coordinator John Draper to discuss TBOR proposals. Pudner and Draper then attended Texas Governor Abbott’s State of the State speech for Houston (a follow-up to his speech at the Capitol). You can view the beginning of Governor Abbott’s speech below.

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TBOR Featured in 109th Largest Website in US, Which Passed Drudge & USA Today

January 26, 2019

Click here for our Executive Director’s oped in the Western Journal. According to Alexa, the master ratings for online traffic, the Western Journal now has more traffic than some of the other outlets on which  www.takeback.org has appeared such as the DrudgeReport, Daily Caller, the Hill and Politico, and is fast approaching other outlets that have carried www.takeback.orgsuch as the Washington Post, Fox News and the New York Times. In the hours after it was posted, 543 readers of this […]

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Ranked Choice Voting Comes to Auburn University

January 23, 2019

When Take Back Our Republic launched and chose the community of Auburn, AL, we were thrilled to be located within a stone’s throw of the school named the most conservative in the country by Princeton Review: https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=4950. Now, Auburn University is making us proud once again as its Student Government Association is set to adopt Ranked Choice Voting- the innovative solution that best reflects the voter’s intention. This movement is sweeping the country, and the method was employed by a […]

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Throwback Thursday: TBOR works Alabama Governor’s Event

January 17, 2019

Last Thursday Executive Director John Pudner and Programs Director Justin Hill attended Alabama Governor Kay Ivey’s PathWay to Careers Summit and worked the crowd spreading the word about Take Back Our Republic’s efforts. John and Justin also ran into Take Back’s Southeast Regional Chair Perry Hooper while leaving the Summit. Take Back plans attend many more summits throughout the Southeast in 2019 to help spread our message and recruit new members!

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RSVP for 1st Take Back Our Republic Meet & Greet of 2019

January 3, 2019

The first Take Back Our Republic meet & greet of 2019 will be on Tuesday, January 22 from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the home of Jeff and Deborah Miller (2452 Gunster Road, Montgomery AL). Please RSVP to schedule@takeback.org or call Maria at 334.329.7258 if you are in the Montgomery, Alabama area or if you are willing to host an event in your area.

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Our Last Post of the Year … Please Read Before 2018 Ends!

December 31, 2018

Just in case you did not get the email 16 hours from the end of 2018 … On the eve of a New Year, we at Take Back Our Republic are so grateful for your support. In 2018, we forced Facebook to disclose the sponsors of political ads and created meaningful redistricting reform in Ohio and Michigan. 2019 will be our biggest and most impactful year yet with your help.       We are $5,115 away from our End […]

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Ohio Considering Raising Standard to Approve Constitutional Amendments

December 13, 2018

Legislators in Ohio are considering changes to how the Buckeye State approves constitutional amendments. With reform measures increasingly gaining traction at the ballot box, this movement is certainly worth watching. Most notably, the bill would raise the needed vote to approve a constitutional amendment to 60%, joining Illinois and Florida at that threshold. New Hampshire requires a 2/3s majority vote. Proponents of this change would cite the difficulty in amending the U.S. Constitution and argue that state constitutions should be […]

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Will Republicans Embrace Campaign Finance Reform?

December 11, 2018

Federal filings through mid-November, as compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, show that among donations from the top 25 individual contributors to federal candidates, parties, political action committees, and “527” advocacy groups, $232.9 million went to Republicans and conservatives, and $236.9 million to Democrats and liberals. What about organizational spending? Consider super PACs, those curious manifestations of campaign finance law that the Center for Responsive Politics says “may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, associations and individuals, […]

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Midterms Break the Bank

November 15, 2018

The rapid growth of the influence of money in politics continued with the 2018 midterm cycle. An astonishing $5.2 billion was spent on elections that, essentially, resulted in a divided government poised for gridlock over the next 2 years. For conservatives, that money bought, perhaps, the opportunity to confirm more Trump judges. For liberals, that money bought, possibly, the ability to fund the ongoing Mueller investigation. And, meanwhile, the American people are all-the-more sick of politics and $5.2 billion that […]

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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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