Medicaid Expansion in Tennessee: Saving Money and Saving Lives

September 5, 2013 by  
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By Daniel Horwitz In deciding whether or not to expand Medicaid coverage here in Tennessee, Governor Haslam faces a simple choice: accept $10.5 billion in Federal funds over the next six years to provide health insurance for an additional 331,000 Tennesseans, or continue to force our poorest neighbors to get their healthcare in emergency rooms. […]


MEDIA ADVISORY: “A Tennessee for All” Town Hall to Counter Visit by Jim Demint and Heritage Foundation

August 20, 2013 by  
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          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2013 ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** “A TENNESSEE FOR ALL” TOWN HALL TO COUNTER MIDDLE-TENNESSEE VISIT BY DIVISIVE JIM DEMINT AND HERITAGE FOUNDATION Senator Estes Kefauver and Health Care Advocates to Fight for Obamacare’s Important New Affordable and Accessible Health Care Protections for Thousands of Tennessee Families WHAT: Tennessee […]


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. The late Senator Estes Kefauver believed in “Courage, Justice and Loving Kindness,” a message that will be on display at Thursday’s Tennessee For All Town Hall. To some, 50 years ago is forever, for other it is just another time to remember. […]


A Tennessee for All Town Hall

August 19, 2013 by  
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A Tennessee for All Town Hall is a direct response to the extremism that Jim Demint and Heritage Action for America (aka The Heritage Foundation) are bringing to middle-Tennessee next week with their “Defund Obamacare Town Hall Tour.” JOIN: Tennessee Citizen Action and… Senator Estes Kefauver (portrayed by Greg Welsch) Writer/Filmmaker Molly Secours (www.mollysecours) Michele […]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement on Supreme Court Voting Rights Act Decision

Today, Tennessee Citizen Action was invited to stand with the NAACP Nashville Branch, the ACLU of TN, the Urban League of Middle Tennessee, and others in acknowleging that this week the Supreme Court delivered a devastating setback to civil rights in America. Our statement: In the Court’s eyes, “things have changed dramatically” since the days of […]


Supreme Court: States Cannot Demand Additional Proof of Citizenship To Register to Vote. Ted Cruz: “We’ll See About That.”

June 17, 2013 by  
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Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot demand additional proof of citizenship to register to vote. Almost immediately after, Senator Ted Cruz of  Texas filed an amendment to the immigration reform bill that “permits states to require ID for voter registration.” From RollCall: In his majority opinion, Justice Antonin Scalia explained that while Arizona’s law […]


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