Recent Blog Posts
Borrower Beware! Loan Sharks on the Prowl
Tennessee Citizen Action is keeping up the fight against payday predators and we need your help.
The last day to send comments to the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) on their proposed small dollar lending rule is October 7th.
The legalized loan shark industry is fighting back — generating comments at an alarming rate.
The CFPB MUST hear... [Read more]
Nothing to See Here, Totally Legal
Five lawmakers take a vacation at the beachside condo of a major donor to a lobbying group and then go on to sponsor legislation supported by that group.
Campaign finance violation? No.
Violation of lobbying rules? Nope.
Ethics violation? Not in Tennessee.
Because the host of the event was not a registered lobbyist — just a major donor to a group... [Read more]
What Jeremy Durham Exposed
No, not that. Well, probably that. But also, he exposed a huge loophole in Tennessee campaign finance law.
In fact, what Durham exposed was so big that now, Speaker Beth Harwell wants to take action.
Specifically, Durham’s campaign finance misdeeds relate to a disappearing $190,000. The money was allegedly invested, which isn’t currently... [Read more]
Double Your Impact — Keep the Fight Alive
This year, we’ve been fighting hard on issues ranging from healthcare security to payday lending to campaign finance transparency.
We plan to keep fighting — this year and into the 2017 legislative session.
And we’re pleased to have the support of activists from across the state.
Now, we have a tremendous opportunity to strengthen... [Read more]
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