Standing Up for Us

That’s the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). It has returned billions of dollars to consumers and now it is under attack from the big banks and special interests it regulates. The Register Guard out of Oregon talks about the importance of protecting the CFPB:   Its work has ranged from providing consumer education tools to […]

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Jeff Sessions and Voting Rights

January 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Fair Elections, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Our friends at the Southern Poverty Law Center shared this information about Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions:   In 1986, Coretta Scott King wrote the letter to oppose Sessions’ nomination to be a federal judge. Her criticism was based in part on his prosecution of the “Marion Three” for voter fraud, a case widely thought […]

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Inauguration Survival Party

One week from today, a new era in American politics will begin. We’ve already seen efforts underway to limit access to healthcare and roll back the progress of the last eight years.  We can’t let that happen.  Many of you have already contacted Senators Corker and Alexander and shared your stories about the importance of […]

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Monday Monday…

January 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Our friends at the Tennessee Justice Center will be holding an event in Nashville to boost outreach to Sen. Alexander around the importance of the Affordable Care Act. We know over 500,000 Tennesseans have access to health insurance because  of the ACA — we can’t let them down. If you have time Monday evening at […]

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Standing Up for Victims of Medical Malpractice

While some lawmakers are supporting legislation pushed by an out-of-state special interest group that would take away the right of victims of medical malpractice to bring their case before a jury, Tennessee Citizen Action is standing up for patients. Newschannel5 reports: “We don’t believe doctors on a panel are going to be aggressive with holding […]

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Boosting Overdraft Fees Big Business for Banks

The L.A. Times reports on how your bank is likely ordering transactions in a way to boost their fees while making you pay: Pew analyzed 44 of the 50 biggest U.S. banks and found that 18 of them process debit transactions — purchases, payments and withdrawals — in order from the highest amount to the lowest. […]

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Stand Strong in 2017

Friends, As we prepare for 2017, we have many fights ahead. We need to stand strong and fight hard.  We’ll be fighting aggressively for access to healthcare and to protect consumers from fraud.  Today, we’re asking for your support to help keep us fighting. We’ve set a goal of raising $1000 before the year’s end. We’re just […]

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Thank you!

  As the year comes to a close, we at Tennessee Citizen Action want to thank you for all you’ve done to move Tennessee forward this year. Just last week, during our “Week of Action,” over 2000 messages were sent to key policymakers on issues ranging from access to healthcare to protecting consumers from fraud.  […]

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Don’t Put Payday Loan Debt in the Stockings

December 19, 2016 by  
Filed under Issues, Payday Lending, Recent Blog Posts

While it may be tempting to add a little Holiday Cheer by way of extra cash from a payday loan, the long-term debt you’ll experience will feel like a lump of coal after the New Year. The Palm Beach Post reports: stopthedebttrap.org looked at how much it would cost to buy the top 15 items […]

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Of Football and Payday Predators

December 16, 2016 by  
Filed under Issues, Payday Lending, Recent Blog Posts

Friends, Our “Week of Action” is in full force and it is time to stand up to payday predators! Today, we’re asking for your help to stop the TV ads that legitimize payday lending loan sharks.  Payday predators take nearly $400 million from Tennessee families each year — that’s money that could be spent in local […]

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