Conflicted Senator Green Should Resign from Commerce Committee

 Today, we’re calling on Senator Mark Green to resign from the Senate Commerce Committee: If Sen. Mark Green can’t vote on matters pertaining to health insurance, he doesn’t belong on the Senate Commerce and Insurance Committee and should resign, Tennessee Citizen Action Executive Director Andy Spears said. “We’re talking about issues that impact the health […]

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TN Loan Sharks Charging 375%

Yes. It’s true. Legalized loan sharks in Tennessee can charge up to 375% for a payday loan. Sometimes, these ruthless “lenders” will even offer a “first loan free” program because they know that more than 70% of borrowers will borrow again. And again. And again. The cycle of debt is what payday lenders depend on to […]

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Miscarriage of Justice Act Deemed Unconstitutional

Back in 2011, we told you all about Governor Bill Haslam’s “Miscarriage of Justice Act” — legislation that placed caps on damages in most personal injury and medical malpractice cases. We told you then that if the bill became law, hard working Tennesseans would be punished by a system that placed an arbitrary dollar value on a person’s […]

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STOP the SHARKS!

Payday lenders. They prey on the working poor and those least able to handle a financial emergency. They count on a cycle of debt in order to make ever-increasing profits. And Tennessee has some of the weakest regulations on these predators in the country. These modern-day loan sharks can charge more than 400% interest in Tennessee — […]

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Insure TN: The Time is NOW!

Tonight, Governor Haslam will lay out the details of his Insure TN plan – a plan to provide access to affordable health insurance to some 200,000 Tennesseans by expanding Medicaid. The legislature is slated to act this week on the proposal. Your action now can make a difference. Here are some highlights of the plan: […]

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TENNESSEE CITIZEN ACTION TO LEAD STATEWIDE ‘GET OUT THE VOTE’ EFFORT

September 15, 2014 by  
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      TENNESSEE CITIZEN ACTION RECEIVES GRANT TO LEAD STATEWIDE ‘GET OUT THE VOTE’ EFFORT   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Matt Mullen 615-736-6040 matt@tnca.org http://www.tnca.org   Nashville, Tenn. (September 15, 2014) – Tennessee Citizen Action has received a grant from the New Venture Fund (NVF) and the Women’s Equality Center to implement a statewide […]

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CONSUMER ALERT! TN DR’s Profiles Missing Crucial Information

TNCA CONSUMER ALERT!   This week, NewsChannel 5’s Jennifer Kraus reported that the Tennessee Health Department and Medical Licensing Board is failing to follow state law and inform the public of any disciplinary or adverse action taken against a doctor on the state’s website.   Under Tennessee’s Health Care Right-To-Know Act, doctors are required to […]

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Press Release: THE IRREGULARITIES IN VOTING DATA FROM THE MAY 6, 2014 DAVIDSON COUNTY PRIMARY ELECTION.

  TENNESSEE CITIZEN ACTION RELEASES STATEMENT ON THE IRREGULARITIES IN VOTING DATA FROM THE MAY 6, 2014 DAVIDSON COUNTY PRIMARY ELECTION.    Nashville, Tenn. (May12th, 2014) — Tennessee Citizen Action released the following statement expressing grave concern over the irregularities that were discovered during the May 6, 2014 Davidson County Primary Election.               “Tennessee […]

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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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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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