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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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

“Rip-off Clause” May Come to an End

Lisa Gilbert and Lisa Donner note in The Hill today that the so-called “Rip-off... 

TNCA Stands Against Forced Arbitration

Tennessee Citizen Action today joined 280 other groups from around the country in... 

Time to End Forced Arbitration

Tennessee attorney Mark Chalos explains the harms of forced arbitration and why it’s... 

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