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in Nashville urging a “no” vote on Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder, reports out of Washington indicate Puzder has withdrawn his name from consideration.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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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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Tennesseans Deserve Reliable Coverage

February 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues

Tennessee Citizen Action is pleased to be a part of the Tennessee Patient Stability Coalition — a group supporting reliable access to effective medication. We’ve joined with groups from across Tennessee to support the “Reliable Coverage Act” this legislative session. Here’s a press release with more details: An unexpected denial letter in the mail, a […]

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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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Is Lamar Listening?

Today, more than 150 citizen activists demonstrated in front of the Nashville offices of Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator Bob Corker. The demonstrators were urging the Senators to oppose the Cabinet appointments of Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos and Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions. As the event began, those in attendance learned that Alexander had […]

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The SWAMP Takes Over

When he was a candidate for President, Donald Trump pledged to “Drain the Swamp” of Washington by keeping lobbyists and insiders out of top-level posts in the Administration. Now that he’s President, however, he’s appointing a team of swamp monsters to key posts. The Guardian reports: For Jean Sassine, who lost his job and nearly […]

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FRIDAY: Stand With Our Allies and Oppose Betsy DeVos

Here’s what’s happening Friday: For Immediate Release: January 25, 2017   Contact: Crystal Bowron   (615) 479-7610 BowronFam@gmail.com   *****Media Advisory *****   Tennessee Public Education Coalition Opposing the Secretary of Education Nominee   Representatives from various groups such as MNEA, SOCM, TREE and other teachers, parents, and students will come together to show their […]

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Stand With Nissan Workers

Here’s some news about an event tomorrow (January 26th, 2017) from our friends at UAW: On Thursday, January 26th at Noon, the United Auto Workers Union will hold a rally and press conference in Coleman Park across from Action Nissan in Southeast Nashville to put Nashville Nissan dealers on notice that Nashville supports the workers […]

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