Thoughts on the Voting Rights Act

As Federal Courts move to strike down unfair Voter ID laws, some thoughts on the importance of protecting the franchise from Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division: “The Founders in Philadelphia, activists at Seneca Falls, N.Y., and marchers in Selma, Ala., all recognized the profound power of the franchise.  When we […]

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When Dark Money Attacks…

…We Fight Back! From WSMV: Grassroots organization Tennessee Citizen Action Wednesday called for an investigation into whether campaign finance laws were broken in several races for Metro Nashville school board. The group, which describes itself as a consumer rights organization, announced its plans to file a petition with District Attorney General Glenn Funk and/or the […]

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Christy, Miller Refuse to Deny Campaign Coordination

In response to a sworn complaint by Davidson County voter Chelle Baldwin and Tennessee Citizen Action regarding the need for an investigation into potential illegal campaign finance activity in the MNPS school board race, candidates Jackson Miller and Miranda Christy have both released statements. Additionally, Stand for Children, through its attorney, has also issued a […]

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Campaign Finance Complaint Filed in MNPS Elections

Tennessee Citizen Action, a nonprofit public interest group, joined with Davidson County voter Chelle Baldwin today in filing a sworn complaint with Davidson County District Attorney General Glenn Funk and the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance.   Tennessee Citizen Action filed the complaint pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 2-10-108, which encourages voters to report local […]

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Automatic for the People

There’s some great news about this year’s session of the Tennessee General Assembly. YES! You read that correctly. This year’s legislative session offers some truly good news. A pair of bills have been filed to make it easier for individuals to register to vote. We’ve always fought for greater access to the ballot box and […]

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Free and Fair Elections — It’s Time to Investigate

On August 14th, we called for an investigation into potentially illegal campaign activity between a Texas-based SuperPAC and the mayoral campaign of David Fox. The SuperPAC is funded by Fox’s wealthy hedge fund investor brother, George Fox. When the Fox Brothers failed to respond, we stated our intent to keep monitoring the situation — and, if […]

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Return of the SuperPAC

Last week, we called for an investigation into potentially illegal campaign activity between a Texas-based SuperPAC and the mayoral campaign of David Fox. The SuperPAC is funded by Fox’s wealthy hedge fund investor brother, George Fox. The Fox campaign called our complaint “fake” and the SuperPAC said it was “frivolous.” But guess what? The Fox Brothers have […]

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Preserving Election Integrity

  TENNESSEE CITIZEN ACTION NOTIFIES DAVID FOX AND GEORGE FOX OF INTENT TO SEEK INJUNCTION AGAINST CITIZEN SUPER PAC PUBLIC INTEREST GROUP RENEWS CALLS FOR FOX BROTHERS TO SIT FOR DEPOSITIONS TO ENSURE ‘FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS’   (Nashville, TN) — Tennessee Citizen Action, a nonprofit public interest organization, today sent registered letters to David […]

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When SuperPACs Attack

Last week, we called for an investigation into potentially illegal campaign activity between a Texas-based SuperPAC and the mayoral campaign of David Fox. The SuperPAC is funded by Fox’s wealthy hedge fund investor brother, George Fox. But, we didn’t just point out the evidence that we believe constitutes illegal coordination — we filed a formal complaint […]

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Protect Early Voting in Nashville

In a statement released today, we called on the Metro Council and the Davidson County Election Commission to come together to protect access to early voting in Nashville. As a result of actions taken last week, satellite voting locations for early voting will not be available for the upcoming Mayoral and Council elections. The Election Commission meets […]

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