Lincoln Park Criticizes NEPA Historic Report

On Friday, December 5th, 2014, contractors hired by the City of Chattanooga released an important document involving the development of the Central Avenue Extension, a road project opposed by the Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association (LPNA).

Called the “NEPA Historical/Architectural Assessment”, this document lays out the case for why, in the opinion of the contractor, Lincoln Park is not considered historic for the purposes of preservation. The contractors released this report after months of waiting and asking by the LPNA. Put together by a paid contractor under the authority of the City, this report determines whether or not properties impacted by the Central Avenue Extension, including Lincoln Park, are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, thereby adding additional protections for preservation.

Chattanooga community groups denounce police harassment, demand accountability

Chattanooga Organized for Action and Mercy Junction join together to denounce the increasingly racist, misogynistic and threatening online rhetoric we have seen from local law enforcement officers and their supporters over the past week. While we continue to be troubled by the systemic lack of police accountability to the public, we have found reason to hope this particular situation will be rectified in Police Chief Fred Fletcher’s assurances to complainants that he takes the online comments seriously and is conducting an investigation.

COA December Member Meeting

Interested in getting involved in Chattanooga's growing movement for social justice? Have an idea for bringing change to Chattanooga? If you're interested in meeting great people committed to the cause of social justice in your city, then you're at the right place. 

Join COA for our December Membership Meeting.

Updates from November Membership Meeting


The November COA Membership Meeting was a success! Over 35 people came to the Downtown Library to meet with COA members and our grassroots partners and discuss the important social justice issues of our day. We all know that democracy doesn't end on Election Day, and now that those campaigns are behind us, it's time we double-down on meeting the pressing needs of our communities. From food deserts to gender inequity, to LGBTQ oppression to civil rights violations, Chattanooga's marginalized communities are in a fight for their very survival... a fight that includes us all. 

We Need Your Support: COA Winter Fundraiser

Come April of 2015, COA will be five years old. We've traveled quite a ways with you all since the very beginning.

Community-Based Learning Event: Telling Your Story

Poverty is violence, and violence begets trauma. Understanding how that trauma has (mis)-shaped our community it critical to making informed policy decisions that could lift our people out of despair and poverty. We hope to see you at the library this Thursday!


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