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in Nashville urging a “no” vote on Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder, reports out of Washington indicate Puzder has withdrawn his name from consideration.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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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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Standing Up for Us

That’s the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). It has returned billions of dollars to consumers and now it is under attack from the big banks and special interests it regulates. The Register Guard out of Oregon talks about the importance of protecting the CFPB:   Its work has ranged from providing consumer education tools to […]

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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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