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  • If Not
    Us,
    Who?

Lancaster Stands Up

 

Lancaster Stands Up is founded on a commitment to the common good. From raising our voices in our public square to going door-to-door to meet our neighbors, we are taking back our democracy. We the People are organizing ourselves into a grassroots force to challenge the elite interests that have corrupted our political system and sold off our future. We stand with the most vulnerable in our society and we strive to overcome the forces of racism, sexism, prejudice, and hate. We believe the time is ripe for everyday Americans—of every race and creed, immigrant and native-born, sisters and brothers—to stand up together as one united people.

 

 

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Working Groups

  • Canvassing

    We are reaching out to members of our community, asking them their views about the current political process, and getting people engaged.

  • Immigration

    Lancaster is proud of its refugees and immigrants. This group is working to make sure no matter where you came from you are recognized as a member of our community.

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  • Healthcare

    This nation has a healthcare crisis. We want to make sure all Americans have access to high quality healthcare.

Our Story

 

Following the November 2016 election, a small group of young people in Lancaster reached out to community organizers and faith leaders and called for an emergency community meeting—to talk together about the shock, sadness, and outrage we were feeling. Three hundred Lancastrians came to that first meeting and got busy making plans to take action to turn things around. Lancaster Stands Up was born.

 

Soon it was clear that thousands of Lancastrians were feeling an overwhelming desire to get involved and to take back our democracy. Volunteer-driven working groups began forming around pressing issues like immigration, healthcare, and political accountability. And Lancaster Stands Up quickly began developing into a vehicle for everyday people to have a political voice. In short, we are building independent grassroots progressive political power.

 

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