FREE MOVIE SHOWING Robert Reich’s Inequality for All

March 28, 2014 by  
Filed under Economic Justice, Recent Blog Posts

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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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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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TN Citizen Action Statement on Passage of Workers’ Comp Bill – “We promise.”

TENNESSEE CITIZEN ACTION RELEASES STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF HB194, WORKERS’ COMP BILL “We promise.” Nashville, Tenn. (April 11, 2013) – Mary Mancini, executive director of Tennessee Citizen Action, issued the following statement on House passage of HB194: “With passage of this bill that guts workers’ comp as we know it by drastically cutting insurance […]

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TN Citizen Action Calls Governor’s Response “Bizarre,” Urges Action by State House

In response to today’s Tennessean story – you know, the one where the Governor’s spokesperson says that the Governor’s proposal to move the workers’ compensation to the Departement of Labor and Workforce Development and the problems in the labor department were unrelated? – TN Citizen Action executive director Mary Mancini released the following statement (pasted below). […]

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The Big Picture: Grants, Giveaways, Cuts & Sacrifices

The Big Picture in Tennessee State Government: grants & giveaways for corporations, cuts & sacrifices for working folks. The conservative majority in the Tennessee Legislature want to ”slash dependent benefits for unemployed Tennesseans and starve poor kids who don’t get good grades in public schools while the Governor appropriates funds to increase the amount of cash giveaways to corporations looking to […]

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Clearly Not the Time to Give the Department of Labor The Responsibility of Handling More Taxpayer Dollars

The Department of Labor and Workforce development is rife with mismanagement that negatively affects both workers and businesses and Governor Bill Haslam wants to add another division to it paid for by millions of taxpayer dollars? Apparently he thinks this is a brilliant idea ’cause that’s what his workers’ comp bill does – adds a […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Governor Haslam’s Answer Is Yet Another Non-Answer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    April 3, 2013  Contact: Mary Mancini 615-736-6040 mary@tnca.org GOVERNOR’S ANSWER ON MISMANAGEMENT WITHIN DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT IS YET ANOTHER NON-ANSWER Nashville, Tenn. (April 3, 2013) – Yesterday, in response to the call […]

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