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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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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Stand Up for Victims of Fraud

Yesterday, we began our “Week of Action” with an email campaign to Rep. Jim Cooper on the issue of transparency in home buying.   Today, we’re asking for your help on federal legislation related victims of fraud — specifically, the type of fraud committed by Wells Fargo against millions of consumers. Legislation has been introduced […]

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Justice for Victims of Fraud

We’ve told you before about our opposition to forced arbitration. Now, there’s an opportunity for legislative action to prevent this practice and provide a path to justice for victims of financial fraud. Americans for Financial Reform released this statement today: Americans for Financial Reform applauds the Justice for Victims of Fraud Act of 2016, introduced […]

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Double Your Impact — Keep the Fight Alive

This year, we’ve been fighting hard on issues ranging from healthcare security to payday lending to campaign finance transparency. We plan to keep fighting — this year and into the 2017 legislative session. And we’re pleased to have the support of activists from across the state. Now, we have a tremendous opportunity to strengthen our […]

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Mayor Barry Proposes Housing Initiative

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry this week proposed an affordable housing initiative focused on an incentive plan for developers. The Tennessean has details: The proposal, billed as a pilot program and already backed by two key Metro Council members, would not require that residential developers include affordable housing in new large-scale projects. Instead, the mayor has put forward […]

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Google Bans Payday Loan Ads

Our friends at Americans for Financial Reform join many other consumer advocacy groups today in applauding Google’s announcement that it will no longer accept or display ads from payday lenders. From AFR: To its considerable credit, Google has decided to stop running search ads for debt trap payday loans. What does that mean? Google will […]

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Barry Moves Forward on Affordable Housing

April 12, 2016 by  
Filed under Economic Justice, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Despite efforts in the General Assembly led by Franklin Rep. Glen Casada to thwart affordable housing initiatives in Tennessee’s cities, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry is moving forward with a significant investment in an affordable housing plan. The Tennessean reports: Mayor Megan Barry on Monday pledged $10 million to boost affordable housing in Nashville, a jolt […]

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