SURVEY FINDS MANY TENNESSEANS LACK FINANCIAL SECURITY, MOST SUPPORT MEDICAL, STUDENT AND COURT DEBT POLICY REFORM

This memo outlines key findings from an online survey conducted from February 3 to 11, 2021 by Hart Research Associates on behalf of ThinkTennessee of 504 Tennesseans who are registered voters. It finds seven in ten Tennessee voters (72%) are concerned about the high rate of Tennesseans with debt in collections, and a majority support reforms that would reduce government penalties on those in financial distress.

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THE COVID-19 RECESSION IN TENNESSEE FACT SHEET

This fact sheet analyzes data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey, a new tool designed to collect information about how lives have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, highlighting both the latest economic conditions for Tennessee’s working families and important policy levers for state and local leaders to consider to mitigate ongoing economic distress.

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State of Our State: Women in the Workforce (2019)

Developed in partnership with the A Better Balance, this policy brief addresses the state of working women in Tennessee. It finds that half of Tennessee families depend on a female breadwinner. Yet, most women in our state face significant barriers to achieving economic security for themselves and their families.

The brief highlights pro-family policies that would make it easier for women to join and stay in the workforce, boosting economic growth and making our state a better place to live, work and raise a family.

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Working Families and Economic Security Fact Sheet (2019)

Too many working families in Tennessee lack economic security.

Parenting is demanding—physically, emotionally and financially. But just how much does providing for a family in Tennessee cost? Are families in our state able to afford it? This Working Parents Day, we’re taking a closer look.

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