Bad News for TN Motorists

Tennessee News Service reports on a dangerous new Tennessee law that impacts car buyers and motorists: There’s one more reason to read the fine print when buying your next car in Tennessee. A new law in the Volunteer State allows used car dealers to sell vehicles that are under a safety recall, as long as […]

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Payday Loans Create Debt Trap for Consumers

This story out of Indiana describes the reality of the payday predator debt trap: Payday loans, even a small amount, could end up costing you thousands in the long run, according to Indiana financial experts and a south side man who ended up filing for bankruptcy as a result of payday lending. Mike Webb, a […]

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A Dumping Ground for Dangerous Cars

Nashville’s NewsChannel5 reports on a new law that could make Tennessee a dumping ground for dangerous cars: A new law could put countless dangerous cars on Tennessee roads by allowing dealers to easily sell cars under safety recall, according to consumer advocates. “It basically makes Tennessee a dumping ground for unsafe cars that will kill people,” […]

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New TN Law Harms Car Buyers, Motorists

A recent story in Automotive News details a new Tennessee law related to selling used cars. The law was passed late in the 2017 legislative session as a bill related to bicycles and rickshaws was amended to explicitly allow used car dealers to sell cars they know are under an active safety recall. Rosemary Shahan […]

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TN Congressional Delegation Puts Coal in Stockings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 20, 2017 Contact: Andy Spears, 615-815-4544 or andy@tnca.org   Constituents, Health Care Advocates Call Out Lawmakers After Vote to Cut Health Care and Give Millionaires $55,000 Annual Tax Break    Tennesseans Oppose Massive Gifts to the Rich and Wall Street Corporations Paid for By Cuts to Medicaid, Medicare and the Affordable […]

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Tax Scam Passes House, Senators Alexander, Corker should Oppose

As all Republican members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation voted in favor of the Trump Tax Scam today, the only chance for stopping this reverse Robin Hood bill rests in the U.S. Senate, where Senators Alexander and Corker are being urged to oppose the bill. Our statement: “This tax bill is a scam. It’s not about […]

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Consumer Groups Raise Alarm Over Car Safety in TN

NEWS For immediate release: Tuesday December 19, 2017   Contact: Rosemary Shahan, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety Foundation 530-759-9440 Jason Levine, Center for Auto Safety, 202-728-7700 Andy Spears, Tennessee Citizen Action, 615-815-4544 Steven Taterka, former Assistant Attorney General of Tennessee, 615-952-3661 Sean Kane, The Safety Institute, 508-252-2333     Consumer Groups Raise Alert: Unprecedented […]

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Fight Back Against Identity Fraud

Our friends at Consumer Federation of America have some advice about how you can protect yourself from identity fraud: Create separate passwords for your most sensitive accounts. Sure, it’s convenient to use the same password for everything. Crooks know that, so if they get your password for one account, they’ll try it to log into accounts […]

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House Members Must Protect TN Families from Loan Sharks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2017 Contact: Andy Spears 615.815.4544 or andy@tnca.org House Members Should Defend New Rule Protecting Families from Payday Lenders Tennessee families lose $400 million a year to payday predators (Nashville, TN) — Ignoring the voices of families and communities who have worked for many years for relief from the harms of […]

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Cheers, Jeers as Senate Passes Tax Scam

For Immediate Release Date: December 2, 2017 Contact: Andy Spears, 615.815.4544 or andy@tnca.org   Cheers and Jeers as Senators Corker, Alexander Split on Tax Scam  Senate-passed bill would gut Medicare, Medicaid to give tax cuts to wealthy, corporations  (Nashville, TN) – Christmas came early last night for big corporations and the wealthiest Americans as the U.S. […]

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