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Take Back Our Republic with Speaker John Pudner

Organizer: RepresentUs

Whether you're a longtime volunteer or new to the movement, this is the perfect opportunity to learn how to take action against corruption in your area and around the country. At this meeting, we will:

  • Hear speaker John Pudner, Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic
  • Learn about how our broken political system hurts Wisconsin businesses
  • Discuss creative solutions to fix it
  • Learn how to get involved with the anti-corruption movement, both locally and nationally.

If you are interested in making Wisconsin work for everyday people and want to learn how you can contribute, join this meeting and become a part of the movement!

Location: Cedarburg City Hall, W63N645 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, WI

Learn About Corruption in Politics and How to Fix It

Organizer: RepresentUs

A joint meeting hosted by Represent New Jersey and American Promise to educate people about how dark money influences and corrupts our government. At this meeting, you will learn:

  • What Dark Money is and how it influences our elections
  • Why public support has little effect on what laws are passed
  • How we can fix it!

This event is a great chance to get familiar with how Dark Money works and begin your journey in this movement!

Location: Washington Township Library, 37 E Springtown Rd., Long Valley, NJ

Noah Durham

Noah Durham is the communications coordinator at Take Back Our Republic.

Meet the reformer: Noah Durham, pushing money-in-politics changes from the right

Noah Durham is the communications coordinator at Take Back Our Republic, a conservative organization in Alabama advocating for changes in federal campaign finance rules focused on increasing disclosure requirements for big special-interest groups and reduced regulation of small-dollar individual donors. A native of Baton Rouge, La., and a 23-year-old student at Auburn University, he started volunteering for TBOR in 2015 and joined the staff two years later. His answers have been lightly edited for clarity and length.

What's the tweet-length description of your organization?

To be 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 primarily by the people to be represented and not by outside special interests.

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Hillary Clinton's unsubstantiated claims earlier this year about voter suppression are emblematic of ongoing Democratic efforts to blame their 2016 loss on "the system," writes Hill.

Voter suppression claims undermine important causes and democracy itself

Hill is director of operations for Take Back Our Republic, which advocates for returning political power to individuals.

Hyper-partisanship is not a phenomenon unique to the last several years of American politics. While the presidencies of Barack Obama and Donald Trump have fueled increasingly polarized extremes, our nation has survived intense division before.

Yet, there is something that feels different about the wave of absurd claims that could shake the foundation of our democracy.

Beginning with Trump's shocking victory in 2016, the political left has clearly struggled to come to grips with the fact that the issues the president ran on actually resonate with the American people. Unfortunately, rather than evaluate their messaging, candidates or positions, many have chosen to opt for unproven calls of cheating.

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