Rigged Registry Dismisses Dark Money Complaint

RIGGED REGISTRY DISMISSES CAMPAIGN FINANCE COMPLAINT TNCA Calls on Secretary of State to Review Registry Action Today in Nashville, the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance heard a campaign finance complaint brought by Tennessee Citizen Action involving four Metro Nashville School Board candidates and out-of-state dark money group Stand for Children. Unfortunately for the principle of […]

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Justice for Victims of Fraud

We’ve told you before about our opposition to forced arbitration. Now, there’s an opportunity for legislative action to prevent this practice and provide a path to justice for victims of financial fraud. Americans for Financial Reform released this statement today: Americans for Financial Reform applauds the Justice for Victims of Fraud Act of 2016, introduced […]

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

November 29, 2016 by  
Filed under Recent Blog Posts

Today is the day. Giving Tuesday. A chance to stand together and help support organizations fighting to make Tennessee a better place. I’m going to be blunt: The fight in 2017 will be harder than ever.  That’s why we’ve set a goal of raising $1000 by the end of the day today.   Thanks to […]

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Protecting Access to Healthcare

A group of 16 patient and provider organizations known as the Tennessee Patient Stability Coalition today released results of a survey about a controversial insurance practice known as non-medical switching. The coalition, of which Tennessee Citizen Action is a member, is advocating to eliminate non-medical switching for private health plans statewide. According to the results […]

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Keeping the Fight Alive

November 22, 2016 by  
Filed under Recent Blog Posts

One week from today is Giving Tuesday — and we’ve set an ambitious goal — to raise $1000 by the end of the day on Tuesday, November 29th.  We’ve been fighting hard this year — on issues ranging from reining-in payday loan sharks to protecting consumers when they purchase a car to exposing dark money […]

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Stand Up, Fight Back!

Now more than ever, it is critical that we stand together — that we stand up, and fight back. Recent election results mean those who would roll back important consumer protections will soon be in power. There have been calls to repeal the Affordable Care Act and to dismantle the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB). […]

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Stop the Purge

  Recent media reports have documented Tennessee’s process of illegally purging voters who did not vote in two consecutive November elections. Tennessee Citizen Action believes the process used in Tennessee is unacceptable and strikingly similar to the process used in Ohio — a process that the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled was a violation […]

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On Notice

November 2, 2016 by  
Filed under Fair Elections, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Back in August, we filed a campaign finance complaint against outside special interest group Stand for Children and four Nashville school board candidates based on evidence suggesting illegal coordination. Since then, the Registry of Election Finance has held two meetings on the subject, with an extension granted to Stand and the candidates until December. NewsChannel5 […]

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Borrower Beware! Loan Sharks on the Prowl

October 4, 2016 by  
Filed under Issues, Payday Lending, Recent Blog Posts

Tennessee Citizen Action is keeping up the fight against payday predators and we need your help. The last day to send comments to the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) on their proposed small dollar lending rule is October 7th. The legalized loan shark industry is fighting back — generating comments at an alarming rate. The […]

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Nothing to See Here, Totally Legal

Five lawmakers take a vacation at the beachside condo of a major donor to a lobbying group and then go on to sponsor legislation supported by that group. Campaign finance violation? No. Violation of lobbying rules? Nope. Ethics violation? Not in Tennessee. Because the host of the event was not a registered lobbyist — just […]

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