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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Keeping the Fight Alive

November 22, 2016 by  
Filed under Recent Blog Posts

One week from today is Giving Tuesday — and we’ve set an ambitious goal — to raise $1000 by the end of the day on Tuesday, November 29th.  We’ve been fighting hard this year — on issues ranging from reining-in payday loan sharks to protecting consumers when they purchase a car to exposing dark money […]

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Stand Up, Fight Back!

Now more than ever, it is critical that we stand together — that we stand up, and fight back. Recent election results mean those who would roll back important consumer protections will soon be in power. There have been calls to repeal the Affordable Care Act and to dismantle the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB). […]

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Double Your Impact — Keep the Fight Alive

This year, we’ve been fighting hard on issues ranging from healthcare security to payday lending to campaign finance transparency. We plan to keep fighting — this year and into the 2017 legislative session. And we’re pleased to have the support of activists from across the state. Now, we have a tremendous opportunity to strengthen our […]

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Fighting for Election Transparency

September 15, 2016 by  
Filed under Fair Elections, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

We believe elections should be fair and that campaign funding should be transparent. That’s why we filed a complaint when an outside group spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in Nashville School Board races and appeared to be coordinating their efforts with candidates in violation of Tennessee campaign finance law. We’re pleased the Tennessee Registry […]

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The Case for Payday Lending Reform

September 12, 2016 by  
Filed under Issues, Payday Lending, Recent Blog Posts

The Orlando Sentinel argues that the CFPB’s proposed payday lending rules should be made stronger: The proposed federal regulations would compel payday lenders to do more to assess whether a borrower has the ability to afford a loan. They would be required to check the borrower’s credit and consider his other living expenses. This is […]

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Strong Payday Lending Rule Needed

September 6, 2016 by  
Filed under Issues, Payday Lending, Recent Blog Posts

Consumer advocates from Arizona analyzed complaints about payday lenders from the CFPB database and what they found was a need to rein-in the worst abuses of a predatory industry. Here’s a short summary of what they found: The analysis of consumer complaints about predatory lending to the CFPB shows a critical need to rein in […]

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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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