Poverty. Income inequality. Racial disparities. The challenges and social injustices that too many Chattanoogans face are staggering.
To raise awareness and generate solutions about the critical need to combat and reduce poverty in the Chattanooga area, Chattanooga Organized for Action is launching a new campaign called Poverty-Free Chattanooga. Following the model of other U.S. cities with successful poverty reduction initiatives, such as Traverse City, Michigan, and Savannah, GA, the purpose of Poverty-Free Chattanooga is to make poverty reduction and elimination a key public policy priority in the city of Chattanooga.
Creating and Demanding Anti-Poverty Policies
What can our city do to reduce poverty? What solutions have other cities implemented?
We need YOU to get involved!
One of the key components of Poverty-Free Chattanooga will be the coordination of a Poverty Reduction Task Force. The Poverty Reduction Task Force will be a group of individuals representing numerous and diverse communities, nonprofits, and public and private sector entities tasked with developing progressive policies and initiatives that local and state governments, nonprofits and the private sector can follow to reduce poverty rates within Chattanooga.
Poverty-Free Chattanooga will be hosting the Poverty-Free Chattanooga Kickoff to get things started, and you’re invited to join us!
Poverty-Free Chattanooga Kick-off Event *lunch provided*
Monday, July 7th, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Development Resource Center
1250 Market Street, Suite 2000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
To learn more about Poverty-Free Chattanooga and how to participate in the Task Force, please contact Perrin Lance at 423-653-2393 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/povertyfreechatt.
In addition, PFC will be hosting additional planning meetings as well as community awareness and poverty simulations workshops throughout the summer.
Chattanooga Organized For Action
The mission of Chattanooga Organized for Action is to assist individuals and organizations in becoming the essential agents of real systemic change to achieve social, economic and environmental justice.