ABOUT US


Lady Justice StatueTennessee Citizen Action (TNCA) works in the public interest as Tennessee’s premier consumer rights organization. Our mission is to work tirelessly to improve the overall health, well-being, and quality of life for all people who live and work in Tennessee.

The purpose and goals of Tennessee Citizen Action are as follows:

  • To improve and protect our system of civil justice…for all Tennesseans.
  • To improve access to quality, affordable health care…for all Tennesseans.
  • To ensure safe and healthy work condition…for all Tennesseans.
  • To promote opportunities for better living conditions for the poor, elderly, disabled, and unemployed populations.
  • To preserve, protect and improve the environment.
  • To engage in activities as will promote a healthy democracy and social well-being.

Building Coalitions

The longstanding goal of Tennessee Citizen Action is to create long-term public policy change in Tennessee by building diverse coalitions (around our multiple issues) and a state-wide unified movement for reform. To that end, we actively work with a wide range of government reform, civil justice, health care, environmental, and labor organizations.

How We’re Doing

Past victories have been in the area of managed care consumer protections; the public’s right to be informed of, and participate in, decision making processes; improving workplace health and safety conditions, and campaign finance and lobbying reform. We are also active in representing consumer interests in the state legislature with regard to banking fees, common-sense lending reforms, and insurance regulation that help to create an equitable economic system. Every year we strive to improve voter participation in traditionally under-served low-income and minority populations. Read more…

Why We Need You

Your involvement in Tennessee Citizen Action can make a real difference in our state. Whatever the activity – organizing, community outreach, research, public policy advocacy and education  – we’re supported by people like you!  Click here to donate or to volunteer, send an email to matt@tnca.org

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