Return of the SuperPAC

Last week, we called for an investigation into potentially illegal campaign activity between a Texas-based SuperPAC and the mayoral campaign of David Fox. The SuperPAC is funded by Fox’s wealthy hedge fund investor brother, George Fox. The Fox campaign called our complaint “fake” and the SuperPAC said it was “frivolous.” But guess what? The Fox Brothers have […]

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Loan Sharks Find Friend in Fincher

Good news! The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is considering tough new rules to rein-in payday lending loan sharks. In fact, the Credit Union Times reports: “Today the CFPB announced it is considering proposing rules that would end payday debt traps by requiring lenders to take steps to make sure consumers can repay their loans,” a statement […]

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Preserving Election Integrity

  TENNESSEE CITIZEN ACTION NOTIFIES DAVID FOX AND GEORGE FOX OF INTENT TO SEEK INJUNCTION AGAINST CITIZEN SUPER PAC PUBLIC INTEREST GROUP RENEWS CALLS FOR FOX BROTHERS TO SIT FOR DEPOSITIONS TO ENSURE ‘FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS’   (Nashville, TN) — Tennessee Citizen Action, a nonprofit public interest organization, today sent registered letters to David […]

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When SuperPACs Attack

Last week, we called for an investigation into potentially illegal campaign activity between a Texas-based SuperPAC and the mayoral campaign of David Fox. The SuperPAC is funded by Fox’s wealthy hedge fund investor brother, George Fox. But, we didn’t just point out the evidence that we believe constitutes illegal coordination — we filed a formal complaint […]

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Keeping SuperPACs Honest

  TENNESSEE CITIZEN ACTION CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO FOX CAMPAIGN AND CITIZEN SUPER PAC   PUBLIC INTEREST GROUP SAYS FOX, BROTHER BRINGING ‘THE WASHINGTON WAY’ TO NASHVILLE MAYOR’S RACE   NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Citizen Action, a nonprofit public interest organization based in Nashville, today filed a petition with the Davidson County District Attorney General […]

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A Long Walk for Healthcare

In yesterday’s Tennessean, there’s a compelling story about the ongoing fight to expand Medicaid in our state. The story details the efforts of 20-year-old Fisk student Justin Jones to bring attention to the need for Insure Tennessee. Here’s an excerpt: Justin Jones, a 20-year-old Fisk University student, is walking 273 miles from a town in North Carolina […]

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What About Bob (and Lamar!)?

This week, 33 U.S. Senators sent a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) encouraging them to adopt strong rules to rein-in the predatory practices of payday lenders. Here’s the list of the 33 Senators who have signed so far: Baldwin, Blumenthal, Booker, Boxer, Brown, Cantwell, Cardin, Coons, Durbin, Feinstein, Franken, Gillibrand, Heinrich, Hirono, Kaine, […]

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Protect Early Voting in Nashville

In a statement released today, we called on the Metro Council and the Davidson County Election Commission to come together to protect access to early voting in Nashville. As a result of actions taken last week, satellite voting locations for early voting will not be available for the upcoming Mayoral and Council elections. The Election Commission meets […]

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How to Stop the Sharks!

A Tennessee Loan Shark on the Prowl Legalized loan sharks in Tennessee use payday loans to prey on vulnerable, hard-working citizens. But, Tennessee Citizen Action is fighting back. In this issue of The Loan Shark Ledger, we have a handy video that shows how the payday lenders can be reined-in. The Pew Trusts explain what can be […]

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ALEC’s Money Laundering Machine Hits Tennessee

A recent news report out of Georgia turned up some disturbing happenings at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) Spring Task Force Meeting in Savannah. Lobbyists paying for “scholarships” to cover legislator expenses. Secret policymaking meetings where the press was banned. A so-called “non-profit” that works as a money laundering machine for its corporate donors. […]

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