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A new system that checks in voters before they cast ballots had glitches during the recent primary, and the irregularities could have troubling implications if the system is launched statewide, Tennessee Citizen Action’s Mary Mancini said Monday. Mancini, executive director of the left-leaning public advocacy group, said three elected officials and at least two registered […]

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Voter ID Law Tweaked

by Andrea Zelinski on April 25, 2012

Retired state workers could continue to use their state-issued ID badges to verify their identity at the polls under a bill the Legislature has passed.

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Press Release from Tennessee Citizen Action; May 12, 2011: Mary Mancini, executive director of Tennessee Citizen Action, released the following statement on the Senate passage of Governor Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Civil Justice Act of 2011: Even when faced with irrefutable proof that placing caps on damage awards is a solution in search of a problem, […]

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Press Release from Tennessee Citizen Action, April 7, 2011: Passage of “Miscarriage of Justice Act” Amplifies The Need for Corporate Accountability in Tennessee NASHVILLE, TN – April 7, 2011 – The attack on hardworking Tennesseans and their families continued yesterday when a piece of Governor Bill Haslam’s legislative package, the so-called “Tennessee Civil Justice Act […]

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Press Release from Tennessee Citizen Action; March 29, 2011: Constitutional Right to Trial by Jury Under Attack Nashville, Tenn. (March 29, 2011) — Multi-million dollar corporations are currently asking legislators they helped elect to grant them special immunities from being held accountable. These corporations want to deprive Tennesseans of their constitutional right to a jury […]

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Press Release from Tennessee Citizen Action, March 23, 2011: TENNESSEE CITIZEN ACTION ASKS GOVERNOR HASLAM TO FOCUS ON THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS CAPS ON DAMAGES HAVE ON HARDWORKING TENNESSEANS Nashville, Tenn. (March 23, 2011) — In the House Judiciary committee late this afternoon, testimony was presented on behalf of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s “Tennessee Civil Justice […]

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A self-described consumer rights advocacy group held a press conference at the State Capitol Tuesday, during which its leaders called on state Sen. Mae Beavers to back off pushing one of her most cherished legislative initiatives. Tennessee Citizen Action, a coalition of activists, progressive community organizers and union members, told reporters Tuesday they are trying […]

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