Take Action on Tuesday, January 9th

January 3, 2018 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Our friends at Tennessee Justice Center have a great action planned for Tuesday, January 9th. Learn more: Congress has been unable to fix the health care problems that worry Tennessee families. Most other states, led by officials of both parties, are making use of federal funds available to address their states’ health care needs. Tennessee […]

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Start 2018 with Action — and Burgers!

The Tennessee General Assembly is back next week and we plan to start 2018 by taking action! On January 9th, our friends at Tennessee Justice Center are going directly to the lawmakers and demanding action on healthcare! Join us as we GET LOUD and tell our legislators it’s time to bring Medicaid dollars back home […]

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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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A Look at the Legislature

My op-ed from today’s Tennessean on what the General Assembly accomplished (it’s not pretty) in 2016: We’ve come to understand that our state’s residents generally are safer when our General Assembly is not assembled. Things have become so laugh-to-keep-from-crying bad on Capitol Hill, it’s hard to pick just one “worst” bill of the year when […]

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Stopping Progress

That’s what the Tennessee General Assembly appears to be up to when it comes to protecting Tennessee workers and advancing their interests. According to a recent article from In These Times: Worker advocates in Tennessee say that preemption laws have repeatedly stymied some of their most important efforts to tackle poverty and working conditions at […]

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STOP the SHARKS!

Payday lenders. They prey on the working poor and those least able to handle a financial emergency. They count on a cycle of debt in order to make ever-increasing profits. And Tennessee has some of the weakest regulations on these predators in the country. These modern-day loan sharks can charge more than 400% interest in Tennessee — […]

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Insure TN: The Time is NOW!

Tonight, Governor Haslam will lay out the details of his Insure TN plan – a plan to provide access to affordable health insurance to some 200,000 Tennesseans by expanding Medicaid. The legislature is slated to act this week on the proposal. Your action now can make a difference. Here are some highlights of the plan: […]

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Pay Your Bill, Change Your Policy

April 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Consumer Protections, Recent Blog Posts

UPDATE 4/19/12, 9:00 am: SB2271 passed in the Senate; The House will hear it this morning at 9:00 am. Watch here: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/videowrapper/default.aspx?CommID=110 UPDATE 4/18/12, 8:47 am: Watch the Senate debate SB2271 live by going to http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/videowrapper/default.aspx?CommID=178. It is #14 on today’s calendar. UPDATE 4/17/12: SB2271 is now scheduled to be heard tomorrow morning, Wednesday, 4/18, at 8:30 […]

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TN Citizen Action Responds to Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey

March 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Recent Blog Posts, Workers Rights

This afternoon, over a thousand union members and their supporters rallied at the Tennessee State Capital in Nashville to ask Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee General Assembly to make the people of Tennessee their #1 priority. Later that afternoon, approximately 20 students from non-union organizations interrupted the Senate Commerce committee with anti-union busting chants. […]

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Bernie Madoff Requests Transfer to Tennessee

March 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Consumer Protections, Recent Blog Posts

A bill is making its way through the Tennessee State Legislature that would allow the perpetrators of ponzi schemes to get away with a slap on the wrist. Ken Whitehouse out with the scuttlebutt in the Nashville City Paper: The House bill in question, as introduced, declares the statutory remedies and sanctions that apply to […]

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