About Georgia STAND-UP
Georgia Strategic Alliance for New Directions and Unified Policies (Georgia STAND-UP) is a leading force for progressive base-building, advocacy, and leadership in the South. Founded in 2004 as a labor-community partnership, STAND-UP has distinguished itself as a visionary agent of change, fighting to promote civic engagement, economic justice, affordable housing, transit equity, and health equity for Black and working-class communities.
Through our campaigns and advocacy efforts, we strive to bring about meaningful, lasting change in our communities. Our staff and volunteers work hard to ensure that all members of our community have access to the resources they need to succeed. We invite you to join us on our mission to create a better Georgia.
We believe all Georgians–no matter their race, age, gender, or social status–deserve to lead healthy and prosperous lives.
The mission of Georgia STAND-UP is to build partnerships and develop leaders to foster civic engagement and maximize voter participation, building community infrastructure that reduces inequality and increases economic opportunity through workforce development, while also achieving equity in housing and criminal justice by improving access to jobs, healthcare, mobility, and affordable shelter.
It is the vision of Georgia STAND-UP to achieve progressive social change through policy leadership, collaborative action, and civic mobilization that creates strong, healthy, and engaged communities.