Lehigh Valley Stands Up is a chapter of Pennsylvania Stands Up! We are a grassroots, member led, community organization in Lehigh and Northampton counties in Pennsylvania. Members identify and address issues in our communities and we work together to find solutions that work for #AllOfUs
LVSU works in coalition to successfully petition for a ballot measure to invest in a mental health crisis response team in Allentown. We are also part of the Driving Pennsylvania Forward movement which fights for drivers licenses for migrant workers.
Lehigh Valley Stands Up Housing committee meets monthly to address local housing concerns that affect all of us including renters, homeowners and our houseless neighbors. We discuss and work towards solutions to these issues.
We identify, train, support, and hold accountable a network of progressive politicians in order to deliver material benefits to multiracial, working class people across the Lehigh Valley. This year alone, we endorsed candidates and helped them win competitive primaries.
The Fall Listening Campaign is an opportunity to survey the broader community and to ask them about the issues that are most important to them. Pennsylvanians across the state are disenfranchised and fed up with the political system. All too often, our politicians don’t take time to listen to their own constituents and hear the everyday struggles people are facing. As PA Stands Up thinks about what work to focus on in 2024 and beyond, our conversations with PA residents during the 2023 Fall Listening campaign will inform what direction our future work takes.