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 Lancaster Stands Up.
Lancaster Stands Up members may choose between three membership dues options:
- Standard Membership Rate: $15 a month. Contributing $15 a month will help Lancaster 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 our community.
- Give What You Can Membership Rate. This rate is for 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 $27 a month or $50 a month! Every dollar given in dues helps us expand our work!
To change your membership contribution amount or billing info, please use our Member Portal here or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why become a member of Lancaster Stands Up?
Lancaster 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 Lancaster that works for all of us. If you support the mission of Lancaster Stands Up, become a member!
Members vote on all candidate endorsements.
One important way Lancaster 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 Lancaster Stands Up endorses and supports. All LSU endorsements are decided by membership vote.
Members are polled regularly on other strategic questions.
As a member, you are invited to give your input to shape the work and direction of Lancaster Stands Up. Members can give input and feedback through regular member surveys.
Members are encouraged to get involved at the local level.
We’re building political power all across Lancaster County by organizing groups at the local level. LSU members are encouraged to join the local nearest them and to get involved in an ongoing way that helps to build our collective capacity. Presently we have 13 locals: Columbia, Conestoga Valley, Elanco/Pequea Valley, Elizabethtown/Donegal, Northern Ends Stands Up, Hempfield, Lampeter-Strasburg, Lancaster City, Lancaster Township, Manheim Township, Manheim Central/Warwick, Penn Manor, Solanco/Octorara.
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 Lancaster Stands Up.