Recent Blog Posts

“This Can’t Be Legal”

NPR is out with a report on the debt trap caused by payday lending loan sharks: A few years ago, a man came to pastor Wes Helm at Springcreek Church in Garland, Texas, and opened up about his financial troubles. Helm looked through the man’s budget and noticed one major monthly expense: a payday loan fee three times more than the amount of the... [Read more]

Taking on Payday Predators

It’s a fight we can win. The fight to rein-in legalized loan sharks and stop the cycle of debt so often associated with payday and car title loans. Newschannel5 reports on our efforts to advocate for a strong rule from the CFPB on payday and car title loans:   For more on payday lending and stopping legalized loan sharks, follow @TNCitizenAction Leave... [Read more]

Stopping the Debt Trap

Tennessee Citizen Action joined with consumer advocacy groups across the nation to push the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to adopt a strong rule to rein-in payday and car title lenders. That action is drawing attention. A recent story in American Banker notes: “The very nature of this business depends on people borrowing and then re-borrowing... [Read more]

A Fight We Can Win

Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a proposed rule designed to rein-in payday and car title loan sharks. We are pleased with this first step toward providing relief from the cycle of debt so many borrowers find themselves in after being preyed upon by payday predators. As the rule was being released, we released a report... [Read more]

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Civil Justice

ALEC’s Money Laundering Machine Hits Tennessee

A recent news report out of Georgia turned up some disturbing happenings at the American... 

Miscarriage of Justice Act Deemed Unconstitutional

Back in 2011, we told you all about Governor Bill Haslam’s “Miscarriage... 

Loss of Senator Estes Kefauver 50 Years Ago Still Felt Today Loss of Senator Estes Kefauver 50 Years Ago Still Felt Today

The column by D. Bruce Shine pasted below ran today in the Kingsport Times-News today.... 

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Consumer Protections

Citizen Action Joins Groups Opposing HR 5112

Tennessee Citizen Action has joined a group of 43 National and State Organizations... 

CFPB Under Attack from Dark Money Group

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is facing attacks from a secretly-funded... 

ALEC’s Influence in Tennessee

We’ve told you before about one of ALEC’s favorite Tennessee lawmakers,... 

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