Back to Session Burgers and Brews

January 4, 2017 by  
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Friends, On Janauary 10th, the General Assembly is back in session — while this can sometimes be cause for alarm, we want to get together and celebrate a positive agenda for Tennessee’s future. We’re partnering with Nashville Farm Burger to host a Dine Out starting at 4PM on January 10th. Come out, bring your friends, […]

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Boosting Overdraft Fees Big Business for Banks

The L.A. Times reports on how your bank is likely ordering transactions in a way to boost their fees while making you pay: Pew analyzed 44 of the 50 biggest U.S. banks and found that 18 of them process debit transactions — purchases, payments and withdrawals — in order from the highest amount to the lowest. […]

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Stand Strong in 2017

Friends, As we prepare for 2017, we have many fights ahead. We need to stand strong and fight hard.  We’ll be fighting aggressively for access to healthcare and to protect consumers from fraud.  Today, we’re asking for your support to help keep us fighting. We’ve set a goal of raising $1000 before the year’s end. We’re just […]

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Thank you!

  As the year comes to a close, we at Tennessee Citizen Action want to thank you for all you’ve done to move Tennessee forward this year. Just last week, during our “Week of Action,” over 2000 messages were sent to key policymakers on issues ranging from access to healthcare to protecting consumers from fraud.  […]

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Don’t Put Payday Loan Debt in the Stockings

December 19, 2016 by  
Filed under Issues, Payday Lending, Recent Blog Posts

While it may be tempting to add a little Holiday Cheer by way of extra cash from a payday loan, the long-term debt you’ll experience will feel like a lump of coal after the New Year. The Palm Beach Post reports: stopthedebttrap.org looked at how much it would cost to buy the top 15 items […]

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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  
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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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