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]
Read more posts from Recent Blog Posts