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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Payday Lending Costs TN Families $400 Million a Year

A recently-released study from the Center for Responsible Lending reveals that Payday and Car Title Loan Sharks are sucking more than $400 million out of the pockets of Tennessee families each year. Tennessee ranks 7th in the nation in the amount of money extracted from its families by these predators. Tennessee’s maximum interest rate for […]

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Not Even Kidding

I’m not even kidding. House Speaker Beth Harwell held a press conference today to make what she labeled a “major healthcare announcement.” After Governor Haslam spent nearly a year and a half developing Insure Tennessee, the legislature has spent two consecutive sessions avoiding votes and serious discussions of the plan that would provide access to healthcare […]

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Middle Tennessee to Get Elder Justice Task Force

The Department of Justice this week announced the launch of 10 new Elder Justice Task Forces around the country, including one in the Middle District of Tennessee. From a press release: “Millions of seniors count on nursing homes to provide them with quality care and to treat them with dignity and respect when they are […]

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Beating Back the Shark Attack!

Thoughts on a visit to Washington, DC: You just sent a powerful message to policymakers in Washington, DC. This week, you told the stories of Tennessee families trapped in a cycle of debt by predatory payday lenders. And you told that story to the very regulators who have the power to make real change. I was honored […]

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