Tennessee Citizen Action

Newsletter from Tennessee Citizen Action; September 13, 2012:  BORKED According to the dictionary for geeks, something is “borked” when it doesn’t work correctly or misbehaves, generally due to negligence by the person(s) that are responsible for it. So just how borked are elections In Davidson County? Well, we’ll know this afternoon [pdf] after the Davidson […]

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Press release from Tennessee Citizen Action; Sept. 5, 2012:  Nashville, Tenn. (September 5, 2012) — A week after Tennessee Citizen Action exposed anomalies in August primary and problems with the Electronic Poll Books used during the primary, the Davidson County Election Commission voted to reject the use of the machines in the November election and […]

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Newsletter from Tennessee Citizen Action; August 30, 2012:  Last week it came to our attention that the electronic poll books used in the August 2 primary election in Davidson County, TN, defaulted to the Republican ballot, possibly affecting thousands of voters. Read the whole story here. Since then, Tennessee Citizen Action has called upon the […]

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Press release from Tennessee Citizen Action; August 28, 2012:  It has come to our attention that the electronic poll books used in the August 2 primary election in Davidson County, TN, defaulted to the Republican ballot. Read the whole story here. This is unbelievable and outrageous. No piece of any equipment that’s part of any […]

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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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Press release from Tennessee Citizen Action; August 9, 2012:  VOTING PROBLEMS ON ELECTION DAY? The past few weeks saw a plethora of election problems and mistakes at the polls in Tennessee. As we venture further into election season, Citizen Action urges all to be proactive in their voter mobilization and education. Everyone should know that […]

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Newsletter from Tennessee Citizen Action; August 2, 2012:   If you need actual evidence of how the new “big money in politics” climate might affect things here in Tennessee then look no further than the Democratic primary between Rep. Jeanne Richardson and Rep. John Deberry in State House District 90 in Memphis. The Chattanooga Times […]

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Newsletter from Tennessee Citizen Action; July 10, 2012:   COURT UPHOLDS HEALTH CARE LAW: Highlights from Celebration Rally On June 28 more than 100 Tennesseans gathered at Nashville General Hospital to celebrate the SCOTUS decision. The coalition of organizations leading the rally included: TN Health Care Campaign, TN Justice Center, TN Disability Coalition, Meharry Medical […]

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Statement from Tennessee Citizen Action; June 28, 2012:  JUSTICE FOR CONSUMERS FTW!!!* The Affordable Care Act already benefits more than 100 million people including thousands of seniors, small businesses, women and children in Tennessee. Today’s announcement signals an end to constitutional debates and finally allows us all to move forward so Tennesseans can get the […]

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Press Release from Tennessee Citizen Action, April 20, 2012: Tennessee Citizen Action Asks the Haslam Administration and Their Department of Commerce and Insurance Why They Support a Bill That Will Erode Consumer Protections Nashville, Tenn. (April 20, 2012) — Yesterday, the sponsor of a bill that would further erode consumer protection in Tennessee stated that […]

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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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