Recent Blog Posts

A Long Walk for Healthcare

In yesterday’s Tennessean, there’s a compelling story about the ongoing fight to expand Medicaid in our state. The story details the efforts of 20-year-old Fisk student Justin Jones to bring attention to the need for Insure Tennessee. Here’s an excerpt: Justin Jones, a 20-year-old Fisk University student, is walking 273 miles... [Read more]

What About Bob (and Lamar!)?

This week, 33 U.S. Senators sent a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) encouraging them to adopt strong rules to rein-in the predatory practices of payday lenders. Here’s the list of the 33 Senators who have signed so far: Baldwin, Blumenthal, Booker, Boxer, Brown, Cantwell, Cardin, Coons, Durbin, Feinstein, Franken, Gillibrand,... [Read more]

Protect Early Voting in Nashville

In a statement released today, we called on the Metro Council and the Davidson County Election Commission to come together to protect access to early voting in Nashville. As a result of actions taken last week, satellite voting locations for early voting will not be available for the upcoming Mayoral and Council elections. The Election Commission... [Read more]

How to Stop the Sharks!

A Tennessee Loan Shark on the Prowl Legalized loan sharks in Tennessee use payday loans to prey on vulnerable, hard-working citizens. But, Tennessee Citizen Action is fighting back. In this issue of The Loan Shark Ledger, we have a handy video that shows how the payday lenders can be reined-in. The Pew Trusts explain what can be done: If... [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

Baptists Join Fight Against Payday Predators

A Tennessee Loan Shark on the Prowl Momentum is building to rein-in... 

Taking a Bite Out of Loan Sharks

  Last week, we introduced The Loan Shark Ledger — Tennessee’s... 

Introducing The Loan Shark Ledger

Legalized loan sharks in Tennessee can charge up to 375% for a payday loan. And... 

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