Building independent political power means building an organization that is proudly self-funded, by members. Paying membership dues is an important expression of members’ ownership of Lehigh Valley Stands Up. Every dollar given in dues helps us expand our work!
Standard Membership Rate: $15 a month. Contributions of $15 a month will help Lehigh Valley Stands Up meet our fundraising goals and ensure that as much of our budget as possible is raised from members and people who live and work in the community.
Give What You Can Membership Rate: This rate is for our members who are students, on a fixed income, working for less than $15 an hour, or experiencing financial hardship. Members choosing this rate can give anywhere between $1 a month and $14 a month.
Extra-Give Membership Rate: Members who are able can contribute more. Consider giving $30 a month or $50 a month!
Why become a member of Lehigh Valley Stands Up?
Lehigh Valley Stands Up is a grassroots people-powered effort. We seek to bring everyday working people into the political process by providing opportunities to get involved in collective action. Being a member means you have a stake: a sense of shared ownership and responsibility for our future. Together we’re building a civic force capable of making a real impact on the issues we care about — to make a Lehigh Valley that works for all of us.
If you support the mission of Lehigh Valley Stands Up, become a member!
Members vote on all candidate endorsements.
One important way Lehigh Valley Stands Up works for change is to put our volunteer capacity behind progressive candidates in key electoral races. As a member, you get to vote on which candidates Lehigh Valley Stands Up endorses and supports. All LVSU endorsements are decided by membership vote.
Members pay dues.
Building a powerful grassroots organization takes resources: paying our staff members a living wage, rent for our office, printing flyers, running a robust canvass operation, running issue campaigns, and more. Building independent political power means building an organization that is proudly self-funded, by members. Paying membership dues is an important expression of members’ ownership of Lehigh Valley Stands Up.
Our top 3 expenses are: \
- Organizer pay. We have one full time organizer and we need another!\
- Funding candidates. Community members that want to run for office need funds to run campaigns.\
- Incidentals. Zoom membership, food for events, PPE, Loudspeakers, etc.
We are focused on holding our elected and appointed leaders accountable for their actions and exposing corruption in every level of government. We want to divest from institutions that have harmed our communities and invest in equitable solutions that will benefit everyone. From raising our voices in our public squares to going door-to-door to meet our neighbors, we are taking back our democracy. We believe the time is ripe for the people of the Lehigh Valley to stand up together as one united community.