Salem, Oregon (June 8, 2015) - National non-profit Take Back Our Republic (TBOR) announced Tuesday the selection of Jeff Kubler as the state coordinator for the foundation's Oregon efforts (www.takeback.org/groups/view/Oregon-state-coalition). 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.
Jeff Kubler has many years of volunteer political activism towards conservative solutions in Oregon. Jeff has worked on initiative campaigns and held other various offices.
While working on campaigns, recruiting candidates and running the local party a lot was learned about running Get Out the Vote Efforts and communicating with voters. This lead Jeff to form a company called Action Solutions (www.actionsolutions.net) which provides communication services to candidates and conservative groups. Action Solutions has worked nationally, but also in Oregon. An Oregon highlight being the 2010 election in which Jeff and his company Action Solutions was directly involved in critical efforts that helped the Republicans reach their highest recent elected officials mark, tying the State House at 30 to 30 and coming up just 300 votes short of tying the Senate.
Coming from the volunteer ranks means the Jeff has learned to do a lot with little money. Jeff is eager to work with a group like Take Back Our Republic because he understands that empowering the common voter to participate in economic support through tax credits, as Oregon Law allows, is a wonderful example for other states. And encouraging this kind of law in other states and federally is one of Take Back Our Republics goals. Funding of campaigns has become a bigger and bigger issue. This is a frequently overlooked issue, he said, but at the core of most of the problems, we see in our political system. Candidates are funded today by corporations and interests, not by people, so they only feel truly accountable to those same donors. When common people support candidates throughout the process, not just on Election Day, only then do we get the representative government we were always meant to have.
Action Solutions offers calling services to campaigns and one very new and innovative offering is called an Action Town Hall, a way to bring many people together on the phone for live interaction and communication. "One reason I run telephone calls and telephone town hall meetings for elected officials is it makes them interact with their constitutes. Kubler said, who set up two days of meetings in Oregon with TBOR ED John Pudner. I believe the tax credit for small political contributions is another way to make officials pay attention to their constituents.
Take Back Our Republic (www.takeback.org), or TBOR, is based near the campus of Auburn University and 90 minutes from the Atlanta airport. Its mission is to conduct research, analysis and public education on conservative ideas for improving the financing of campaigns for public office. One such idea is to incentivize small campaign donations from private citizens. TBOR believes that if more Americans have a voice, politicians will focus less on a handful of large check writers at corporations, unions or special interest groups who expect something in return for their contributions.
We are thrilled to have Jeff join our team, Pudner said. From the day he came to Oregon, he has been working non-stop to serve its people and make the state better. He's a leader who has seen the political system from both sides and knows that while it may be fair between parties, it's unjust to the voters. His indefatigable passion to see those voters voices matter is inspiring to us and I hope to see it inspire change in Oregon and America.
I am honored to be working with Jeff, he continued, but I most look forward to seeing the Oregon residents he'll help us reach and the work they'll do to make their own voices heard.
TBAF Board Members Respond to Rare Unanimous FEC Decision Regarding Proposed Facebook AdsMembers of the Take Back Action Fund Board of Directors responded to a unanimous decision by the Federal Elections Commission that its proposed Facebook ads potentially advocating the defeat of Democratic candidates based on hypocrisy over disclosing political contributions involving Russia and other issues.
"I've been running hard-hitting political ads that play by the rules for years," said TBAF Board Member Charles Hellwig, who first worked with TBAF President John Pudner on Ollie North's run for US Senate in 1994. "However, if the FEC had deadlocked again on a Facebook matter it would have sent a clear signal that we were free to pay to run our attacks through Facebook without ever having to say Take Back Action Fund was the one paying for the ads. We are happy we made this point, and that every group now knows they can no longer assume the FEC will deadlock and be una…
AUBURN, AL- This week the Take Back Action Fund Board, which leads a 501c4 dedicated to political reform, elected Perry O. Hooper Jr. as its newest member. He will serve a one-year term. Take Back Action Fund (TBAF) was founded 3 years ago by its President John Pudner, the Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic (TBOR), a 501c3 organization, to advocate for policies and solutions that go beyond the scope of TBOR.
“Perry Hooper (left in photo above) has been a leading conservative figure for decades, and we are thrilled to add his wisdom and experience to our team,” said Pudner, who is in the Capitol Wednesday discussing the foreign trade ramifications of secret political contributions through massive unverified gift card programs that could be fixed by passing HR1341. “Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a genuine people-centric view of public service, and he has been a true reformer. His commitment to our cause, combined with the fact that he has been a part of nearly ev…
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - May 15, 2017 - The Take Back Action Fund Board met today in Birmingham and elected Randy Brooks Chair.
The Board also elected Juleanna Glover, John Pudner, Charles Hellwig and Marty Connors to one-year terms.
Two years ago Pudner, the Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic (Take Back), a non-partisan 501(c)3 organization (see details on www.takeback.org), announced the formation of Take Back Our Republic Action Fund (Action Fund). He noted that some strong conservatives with deep experience in politics, campaigns, and government believed in the educational effort of Take Back, but sought to advocate policies and implement specific solutions activities which go beyond the scope of the efforts of Take Back.
The group currently advocated the passage of HR1341 and other campaign finance reform measures.
The bios of the members are as follows:
Randy Brooks, CEO of Avast Real Estate, built his real estate operation of more than 100 people with his method of per…