transparency

TBAF: West Virginians for Transparency’s Work on Ending Partisan Gerrymandering

September 3, 2021

West Virginians for Transparency has been working throughout the entire state on a variety of issues that ensure that our elected officials are representing all West Virginians, rather than insider special interest groups. One of these reforms that our organization is pushing for is non-partisan redistricting, which we believe is a common sense solution to the status quo. According to Huntington’s Herald Dispatch, residents of Cabell and Wayne counties are pushing for more community-based voting districts in these state-wide discussions. […]

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TBOR President Speaks With Veterans In Belington West Virginia

August 12, 2021

Recently Take Back Our Republic Board President Francis Johnson stopped by Post 410 in Belington West Virginia with the rest of the Field Team to speak to local veterans and listen to their thoughts on the best way to make our elections more transparent and return power back to the people. Below is a message from Francis as the field team was wrapping up the Post 410 meeting.

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Tri-State Coordinator Pins Second Op-Ed in IBTimes

March 25, 2020

“I believe the simplest way to blunt the impact of transactional donations is to incentivize ordinary citizens to make small donations that can, in aggregate, compete with the money from transactional donors. New Jersey should offer taxpayers a refundable tax credit of up to $25 per candidate with an aggregate limit of $100 per year for donations made to state or local campaigns. The tax credit would encourage small donors while making it possible for campaigns to win without the […]

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Transparency Victory on Capitol Hill

September 25, 2018

Executive Director John Pudner is on Capitol Hill after a great victory for transparency, and in support of HR1341 to cut off foreign infiltration in our elections through massive unverified credit card contributions. He is pictured above Tuesday morning with Kevin Kosar of RStreet, one of our fasted growing allies, at a forum on the separation of powers and need for Congress to act to represent people rather than defer to judicial activism and executive orders. Pudner commented two weeks […]

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Senate candidates will finally E-file campaign finance reports

September 21, 2018

U.S. Senate candidates will begin electronically filing their campaign finance reports in October thanks to a provision contained in an appropriations bill signed into law today by President Donald Trump. The provision — supported by a bipartisan majority of sitting senators and broad coalition of more than 20 advocacy organizations led by Issue One — was first introduced in the Senate in 2003. Montana Senators Jon Tester (D) and Steve Daines (R) championed this policy change this Congress, including throughout the appropriations process. “Today […]

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US political spending getting more secretive with IRS change

July 20, 2018

Political spending in the U.S. is about to become even more secretive after the IRS this week dropped a requirement that many nonprofits have to provide lists of their major donors. John Pudner, executive director of Take Back Our Republic, a conservative group that calls for election spending transparency, has been pushing for regulations on credit-card campaign donations, arguing that they make it easier to hide foreign contributions. Dropping disclosure requirements for the IRS is a step in the wrong […]

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Facebook Making (Awkward) Strides Toward Eliminating Foreign Influence

June 28, 2018

AUBURN, AL- File this under the header “Well, at least they are trying.” As Facebook bolsters its efforts to eliminate foreign entities from advertising politically, it is finding plenty of challenges. In response to the justified heat over Facebook’s failure to police Russian influence on its platform, the social media site is now requiring those wishing to advertise political messages to verify their identity as an American citizen. Until that is done, Facebook will block ads deemed to be political […]

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Director of Compliance Job Posting

June 21, 2018

Organization Overview: Take Back Our Republic (TBOR) is a $1MM+, eight-person non-profit educating the public on conservative solutions for campaign finance reform. Their mission is to become the leading organization in developing a culture in politics where character and ideas are the basis of being elected and that every election is financed with transparency by the people to be governed and not by outside special interests. TBOR engages in research, education, and advocacy in favor of returning political power to […]

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Newly released Facebook ads show Russian trolls targeted Mexican-Americans after Trump election

May 29, 2018

This will never be a solved problem because we’re up against determined, creative and well-funded adversaries. But we are making steady progress,” Facebook said. Facebook said last fall that 11 million people saw the 3,000 ads that were purchased by the Internet Research Agency. However, more than 120 million Americans may have been exposed to regular Facebook and Instagram organic posts that were not ads were published by the troll group. The House Intelligence Committee said the troll group posted 80,000 […]

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Take Back’s John Pudner meets with Virginia Senator Chase

May 21, 2018

Monday morning Take Back Executive Director John Pudner met with Senator Amanda Chase, who like John previously worked to elect U.S. Congressman Dave Brat before being elected her self to the Virginia state senate. Pudner thanks Amanda for her leadership role in introducing measures to create greater transparency, reform gerrymandering, and campaign finance reform since being elected. Senator Chase also chairs the transparency caucus which is a bipartisan caucus in the Virginia legislature which has enacted measures such as live […]

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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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