Automatic for the People

There’s some great news about this year’s session of the Tennessee General Assembly. YES! You read that correctly. This year’s legislative session offers some truly good news. A pair of bills have been filed to make it easier for individuals to register to vote. We’ve always fought for greater access to the ballot box and […]

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Who Will Fight Back?

Steve Gill is at it again. He’s joined with a group of right-wing activists to form a new group, Tennesseans for Conservative Action.  This new group pledges to be involved in legislative advocacy to give tax breaks to the wealthy and weaken protections enjoyed by Tennessee workers. You can count on attacks on unions, efforts to weaken […]

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Return of the SuperPAC

Last week, we called for an investigation into potentially illegal campaign activity between a Texas-based SuperPAC and the mayoral campaign of David Fox. The SuperPAC is funded by Fox’s wealthy hedge fund investor brother, George Fox. The Fox campaign called our complaint “fake” and the SuperPAC said it was “frivolous.” But guess what? The Fox Brothers have […]

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Loan Sharks Find Friend in Fincher

Good news! The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is considering tough new rules to rein-in payday lending loan sharks. In fact, the Credit Union Times reports: “Today the CFPB announced it is considering proposing rules that would end payday debt traps by requiring lenders to take steps to make sure consumers can repay their loans,” a statement […]

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Preserving Election Integrity

  TENNESSEE CITIZEN ACTION NOTIFIES DAVID FOX AND GEORGE FOX OF INTENT TO SEEK INJUNCTION AGAINST CITIZEN SUPER PAC PUBLIC INTEREST GROUP RENEWS CALLS FOR FOX BROTHERS TO SIT FOR DEPOSITIONS TO ENSURE ‘FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS’   (Nashville, TN) — Tennessee Citizen Action, a nonprofit public interest organization, today sent registered letters to David […]

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When SuperPACs Attack

Last week, we called for an investigation into potentially illegal campaign activity between a Texas-based SuperPAC and the mayoral campaign of David Fox. The SuperPAC is funded by Fox’s wealthy hedge fund investor brother, George Fox. But, we didn’t just point out the evidence that we believe constitutes illegal coordination — we filed a formal complaint […]

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A Long Walk for Healthcare

In yesterday’s Tennessean, there’s a compelling story about the ongoing fight to expand Medicaid in our state. The story details the efforts of 20-year-old Fisk student Justin Jones to bring attention to the need for Insure Tennessee. Here’s an excerpt: Justin Jones, a 20-year-old Fisk University student, is walking 273 miles from a town in North Carolina […]

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How to Stop the Sharks!

A Tennessee Loan Shark on the Prowl Legalized loan sharks in Tennessee use payday loans to prey on vulnerable, hard-working citizens. But, Tennessee Citizen Action is fighting back. In this issue of The Loan Shark Ledger, we have a handy video that shows how the payday lenders can be reined-in. The Pew Trusts explain what can be […]

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Baptists Join Fight Against Payday Predators

A Tennessee Loan Shark on the Prowl Momentum is building to rein-in the legalized loan sharking that is payday lending. We recently introduced The Loan Shark Ledger — a chronicle of the usurious practices of payday lenders. Just this week, religious leaders representing a diverse group of faiths, including the Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention, announced a bold […]

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Taking a Bite Out of Loan Sharks

  Last week, we introduced The Loan Shark Ledger — Tennessee’s chronicle of the legalized loan sharking that is payday lending. This week, I’m pleased to let you know people are taking notice. Two different news outlets reported on our efforts to rein-in the sharks. Here’s what they reported: Trapped in a Cycle of Debt – WKPT […]

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