CODA is an independent political organization that mobilizes residents, activists, and neighborhood groups—anyone who wants to join us in struggling for political, economic and cultural power for our community and an end to discrimination based on class, race, gender, age, disability, religion, or sexual orientation. Since 1992, CODA has been a rallying point on the Lower East Side for progressive politics. We combine community activism with electoral organizing, and fight to preserve the rich diversity of our neighborhood.

Through demonstrations, public forums, and coalition work, as well as through voter registration, lobbying, and get-out-the-vote campaigns, CODA mobilizes our community around such pressing issues as affordable housing, living-wage jobs, quality education, and stopping unjust wars.