Rigged Registry Dismisses Dark Money Complaint

RIGGED REGISTRY DISMISSES CAMPAIGN FINANCE COMPLAINT TNCA Calls on Secretary of State to Review Registry Action Today in Nashville, the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance heard a campaign finance complaint brought by Tennessee Citizen Action involving four Metro Nashville School Board candidates and out-of-state dark money group Stand for Children. Unfortunately for the principle of […]

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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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Protecting Access to Healthcare

A group of 16 patient and provider organizations known as the Tennessee Patient Stability Coalition today released results of a survey about a controversial insurance practice known as non-medical switching. The coalition, of which Tennessee Citizen Action is a member, is advocating to eliminate non-medical switching for private health plans statewide. According to the results […]

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Stop the Purge

  Recent media reports have documented Tennessee’s process of illegally purging voters who did not vote in two consecutive November elections. Tennessee Citizen Action believes the process used in Tennessee is unacceptable and strikingly similar to the process used in Ohio — a process that the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled was a violation […]

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TNCA Stands Against Forced Arbitration

Tennessee Citizen Action today joined 280 other groups from around the country in supporting the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposed rule restricting the financial industry’s use of forced arbitration. Here’s a press release explaining more: 281 organizations that advocate on behalf of consumers, students, civil rights, labor, small business, and more have sent a […]

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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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TNCA Demands Action on Payday Lending

CITIZEN ACTION WELCOMES CFPB SMALL DOLLAR LENDING RULE Releases report about payday predators in Tennessee   (Nashville, TN) – Today, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau releases their long-awaited proposed rule on small-dollar lending and officially opens the period for public comment. Tennessee Citizen Action (TNCA), together with other members of U.S. Action across the country, […]

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TNCA to Release Payday Lending Report, Demand Action

Tennessee Citizen Action will hold a press conference on Thursday June 2nd at 1:15 PM to demand a strong rule on payday and car title lending from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and release a report on the impact of payday lending on Tennessee families.               WHO:              Tennessee Citizen Action and partners   […]

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Tennessee Families Lose $226 Million a Year to Car Title Lenders

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s latest report underscores the need for a strong, national rule that reins in the worst abuses of payday and car title lending, said Andy Spears, executive director of Tennessee Citizen Action. The CFPB’s report released today found car title loans, on average, carry a 300% annual percentage rate.  The report […]

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