100 Days of Resistance

April 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

We’ve been joining with Nashville Indivisible to host Resist Trump Tuesdays every week since the inauguration. We won’t stop resisting, but tomorrow marks our final Resist Trump Tuesday. Here’s more on this from our Indivisible friends: Later this week, we officially mark 100 days of the Trump regime.  Although Trump and his collaborators in Congress […]

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TrumpCare is BACK!

April 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

And we MUST stop it. Our friends at Tennessee Justice Center know just what to do: The American Health Care Act is back and worse than ever. The MacArthur Amendment has been introduced as a way to appease Freedom Caucus members through further undermining pre-existing condition protections and essential health benefits. Bottom line: They are still at it […]

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Statement from HCAN on New ACA Repeal Effort

The following statement comes from our partners at Health Care for America Now (HCAN): The following is a statement by Margarida Jorge and Ethan Rome, co-directors of Health Care for America Now (HCAN), in response to a new health care amendment negotiated between House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Tuesday Group co-chairman Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) to repeal […]

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Tax Day Report Shows Impact of ACA Repeal on Tennesseans

   New Tax Day Report Shows How Republican Repeal of ACA Gives $600 billion in Tax Breaks To the Wealthy and Big Corporations While Cutting Health Care for Everyone Else    In Tennessee, more than 251,000 will lose coverage while the richest 1% will get a tax cut of $12,740 Insurance and Big RX Companies […]

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Remarks at Nashville Tax Rally

I was honored to speak at the Nashville Tax Rally on Saturday, April 15th and join in solidarity with more than 150 groups around the country demanding transparency and accountability from President Trump. Here are my remarks as prepared: Thank you for coming out today and standing up to the Trump agenda. I’m Andy Spears, […]

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Nashville Tax Rally — This Saturday

April 13, 2017 by  
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Join us as we join progressive organizations from across Tennessee and in solidarity with groups around the country this Saturday starting at 10:30 at the Davidson County Courthouse. More details: Nashville’s local Tax Rally, in solidarity with 120 protests across the nation, will take place in front of the Davidson County Courthouse starting at 10:30am […]

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Wells Fargo’s False Promises

Forced arbitration. Bad for consumers, great for banks and other big businesses. Wells Fargo forced customers into forced arbitration, attempting to prevent class action suits and mitigate the impact of other legal claims against the scandal-ridden big bank. The L.A. Times reports: We’ve pointed out before that big companies like Wells Fargo love to force […]

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The CFPB’s Prepaid Card Rule Protects TN Consumers

A new rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau gives all prepaid cards the basic fraud protections that cover debit cards; provides a simple, uniform chart to prevent hidden fees; tells employees about the fees on payroll cards and their choices for receiving wages; and limits excessive overdraft features on the few prepaid cards with […]

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Your Car May Kill You, Your Legislature Doesn’t Care

Used cars with safety recalls can be dangerous, even deadly. So, of course, a car dealer can’t sell you that used car with an open safety recall unless it has been repaired, right? Wrong. Current law does not prevent the sale of a used car with an open safety recall. And safety recalls kill. A […]

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Tell Our Senators: Don’t Go Nuclear!

We’ve been working week after week with our friends from Nashville Indivisible to let Senators Alexander and Corker know we expect them to actively resist the Trump agenda. Now, we can get a big win – and we need their help. Senator McConnell is threatening to use the “nuclear option” to end the Senate filibuster. […]

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