Save My Care Bus Stops in Nashville

February 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Despite the fact that Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander have not scheduled any recess Town Halls, hundreds of Tennesseans showed up at Centennial Park in Nashville on Wednesday to urge the two lawmakers to work to protect access to affordable healthcare. Specifically, those in attendance were asking for preservation of the Affordable Care Act. […]

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Our Tuesday Town Hall

Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker failed to schedule any town halls to engage directly with constituents during the congressional recess, so we brought the town hall to their Nashville offices today. Most of the 75 citizen activists in attendance were told that no staff were available to meet, but a handful were able to […]

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Andy Puzder Withdraws as Labor Secretary Nominee

Just one day after citizen activists demonstrated in front of the offices of Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker in Nashville urging a “no” vote on Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder, reports out of Washington indicate Puzder has withdrawn his name from consideration. This is a victory for those activists in Tennessee and across the […]

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Citizen Activists Urge NO Vote on Puzder, Request Town Halls

February 15, 2017 by  
Filed under News & Press Releases, Recent Blog Posts

Around 40 citizen activists demonstrated in front of the offices of Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker in Nashville on Wednesday. Those in attendance met with staffers and urged the Senators to oppose Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder. Requests for both lawmakers to host recess Town Halls were also made. For more on how you […]

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Statement on Confirmation of Steve Mnuchin

Statement of Tennessee Citizen Action Executive Director Andy Spears on the confirmation of Steve Mnuchin as Secretary of the Treasury:   “Oops, they did it again. Senators Alexander and Corker have sold out Tennessee families by voting to confirm another of Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominee. It’s bad enough that the two Tennessee Senators ignored the […]

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Welcome Andy Puzder!

February 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Recent Blog Posts

Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor is Andrew Puzder, who has a new home in Franklin, TN. Tomorrow, Tennessee residents will be welcoming Puzder to his new home and encouraging him to stay here in Tennessee rather than going to DC and taking the Labor Secretary job. Puzder is the CEO of Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr. […]

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Statement on Confirmation of Tom Price

Statement of Tennessee Citizen Action Executive Director Andy Spears on the confirmation of Tom Price as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker voted yesterday to confirm Congressman Tom Price as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Voting to confirm Price at HHS is […]

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Statement on Confirmation of Jeff Sessions

Statement of Tennessee Citizen Action Executive Director Andy Spears on Senate Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States: Yesterday, the United States Senate confirmed Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States. Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker both voted in favor of Sessions. Jeff Sessions used […]

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Alexander, Corker Betray Tennesseans

Statement from Tennessee Citizen Action Executive Director Andy Spears on Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education: “Watching Senators Alexander and Corker support and vote for Betsy DeVos is profoundly disappointing. Her track record on education indicates she’s not a supporter of public schools and her education reform experiments in Michigan have been devastating […]

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Corker Caves on DeVos

February 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Good Government, Recent Blog Posts

Despite mounting opposition from across Tennessee, Senator Bob Corker today released a statement indicating he supports Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary. Here’s what he had to say: “For decades, Betsy DeVos has passionately and effectively advocated for all children – regardless of gender, race or socioeconomic status – to have access to a quality education,” […]

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