FREE MOVIE SHOWING Robert Reich’s Inequality for All

TNCA Supporters, FREE MOVIE SHOWING of Robert Reich’s “Inequality for All” Followed by a discussion. TOMORROW SAT. March 29, 6 to 8 pm Village Church, 211 North 11th Street, East Nashville Event Sponsered by;  Tennessee Alliance for Progress, Workers Dignity, SEIU Local 205, A Voice, League of Women Voters of Tennessee, Tennesseans for Fair Taxation and […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TNCA PRAISES PA VOTER ID DECISION

Tennessee Citizen Action released the following statement on the Court’s decision to strike down Pennsylvania’s controversial Voter I.D. law. We applaud the state of Pennsylvania and Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard L. McGinley for striking down this unconstitutional law. We hope this will serve as an example to citizens and lawmakers of Tennessee, that Voter ID […]

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TN Legislature Introduces A.C.A Blocking Bill

January 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Recent Blog Posts

Tennessee State Legislature introduces new legislation banning the implementation of the A.C.A. Below, is the link to the bill and it’s co-sponsors, it’s an ongoing process. More to come. http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SB1680 Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Medicaid Expansion in Tennessee: Saving Money and Saving Lives

September 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Recent Blog Posts

By Daniel Horwitz In deciding whether or not to expand Medicaid coverage here in Tennessee, Governor Haslam faces a simple choice: accept $10.5 billion in Federal funds over the next six years to provide health insurance for an additional 331,000 Tennesseans, or continue to force our poorest neighbors to get their healthcare in emergency rooms. […]

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Loss of Senator Estes Kefauver 50 Years Ago Still Felt Today

The column by D. Bruce Shine pasted below ran today in the Kingsport Times-News today. The late Senator Estes Kefauver believed in “Courage, Justice and Loving Kindness,” a message that will be on display at Thursday’s Tennessee For All Town Hall. To some, 50 years ago is forever, for other it is just another time to remember. […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement on Supreme Court Voting Rights Act Decision

Today, Tennessee Citizen Action was invited to stand with the NAACP Nashville Branch, the ACLU of TN, the Urban League of Middle Tennessee, and others in acknowleging that this week the Supreme Court delivered a devastating setback to civil rights in America. Our statement: In the Court’s eyes, “things have changed dramatically” since the days of […]

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Supreme Court: States Cannot Demand Additional Proof of Citizenship To Register to Vote. Ted Cruz: “We’ll See About That.”

June 17, 2013 by  
Filed under Fair Elections, Recent Blog Posts

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot demand additional proof of citizenship to register to vote. Almost immediately after, Senator Ted Cruz of  Texas filed an amendment to the immigration reform bill that “permits states to require ID for voter registration.” From RollCall: In his majority opinion, Justice Antonin Scalia explained that while Arizona’s law […]

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Business Leaders Back Federal Immigration Reform

From the Tennessean:  A group of Tennessee business leaders lent their support Thursday for federal legislation aimed at comprehensive immigration reform. The bill is currently pending in the U.S. Senate. “It is definitively time to reform a flawed immigration system,” said Catherine Glover, president of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “Reform will establish […]

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FROM TIRRC: Tennessee Voters Support Senate Immigration Bill 3-to-1

Good news from Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition: According to the results of Harper Polling, an independent polling firm, over three-fourths of Tennessee voters support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers and families already here. Over three-fourths also think the bill currently in Congress is tough but fair, and want Senators Alexander and […]

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Fly the Flag for Citizenship

TAKE ACTION: Please take a minute to email both Tennessee Senators, Senator Lamar Alexander & Senator Bob Corker, and urge them to support S.744 and immigration reform that creates a roadmap for 11 million Americans who aspire to be citizens, secures rights and protections for all workers, and keeps families together. A script is provided (but you can edit it […]

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