Our Tuesday Town Hall

Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker failed to schedule any town halls to engage directly with constituents during the congressional recess, so we brought the town hall to their Nashville offices today. Most of the 75 citizen activists in attendance were told that no staff were available to meet, but a handful were able to […]

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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in Nashville urging a “no” vote on Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder, reports out of Washington indicate Puzder has withdrawn his name from consideration.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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Citizen Activists Urge NO Vote on Puzder, Request Town Halls

February 15, 2017 by  
Filed under News & Press Releases, Recent Blog Posts

Around 40 citizen activists demonstrated in front of the offices of Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker in Nashville on Wednesday. Those in attendance met with staffers and urged the Senators to oppose Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder. Requests for both lawmakers to host recess Town Halls were also made. For more on how you […]

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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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Statement on Confirmation of Tom Price

Statement of Tennessee Citizen Action Executive Director Andy Spears on the confirmation of Tom Price as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker voted yesterday to confirm Congressman Tom Price as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Voting to confirm Price at HHS is […]

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Statement on Confirmation of Jeff Sessions

Statement of Tennessee Citizen Action Executive Director Andy Spears on Senate Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States: Yesterday, the United States Senate confirmed Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States. Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker both voted in favor of Sessions. Jeff Sessions used […]

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Alexander, Corker Betray Tennesseans

Statement from Tennessee Citizen Action Executive Director Andy Spears on Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education: “Watching Senators Alexander and Corker support and vote for Betsy DeVos is profoundly disappointing. Her track record on education indicates she’s not a supporter of public schools and her education reform experiments in Michigan have been devastating […]

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Is Lamar Listening?

Today, more than 150 citizen activists demonstrated in front of the Nashville offices of Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator Bob Corker. The demonstrators were urging the Senators to oppose the Cabinet appointments of Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos and Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions. As the event began, those in attendance learned that Alexander had […]

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FRIDAY: Stand With Our Allies and Oppose Betsy DeVos

Here’s what’s happening Friday: For Immediate Release: January 25, 2017   Contact: Crystal Bowron   (615) 479-7610 BowronFam@gmail.com   *****Media Advisory *****   Tennessee Public Education Coalition Opposing the Secretary of Education Nominee   Representatives from various groups such as MNEA, SOCM, TREE and other teachers, parents, and students will come together to show their […]

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Citizen Activists Express Opposition to ACA Repeal

Today in Nashville, citizen activists from Tennessee Citizen Action, Nashville Indivisible, and MoveOn joined together at the office of Sen. Lamar Alexander to express opposition to Tom Price as Secretary of HHS and to oppose repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Over 100 people attended the event, with approximately 30 allowed into the office for […]

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