The Georgia Strategic Alliance for New Directions and Unified Policies (Georgia STAND-UP) is a left-of-center activist organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. The group promotes a wide variety of left-of-center causes, including voter registration and turnout initiatives, activist and organizer trainings, job training and placements, and community development projects to the benefit of traditionally left-of-center constituent groups.  The group’s leadership has extensive ties to organized labor, particularly the American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the largest organization of labor unions in the United States.
Georgia STAND-UP executive director Deborah Scott played a significant role in driving voter turnout that benefited Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden in Georgia during the 2020 election, along with the former Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Georgia, Stacey Abrams.  In mid-November of 2020, the Washington Post profiled Scott and STAND-UP as part of a story on how progressive get-out-the-vote operations in the traditionally-Republican state helped former Vice President Biden win Georgia. 
Georgia STAND-UP promotes left-of-center policies on healthcare, housing, and criminal justice. The group maintains partnerships with more than 30 other left-wing organizations across the state.  The group organizes STAND-UP & Vote!, an education program for maximizing voter engagement among traditionally left-of-center constituencies.  Georgia STAND-UP also runs a training program for left-of-center organizers in Atlanta called the Policy Institute for Civic Leadership. 
Georgia STAND-UP’s education program, We Show Up, helps businesses to secure contracts and individuals to secure jobs in the entertainment industry. The program began in Clayton County with plans to expand elsewhere.  TRADE-UP is the group’s apprenticeship and workforce development initiative in the construction industry. The program primarily prepares students to work in broader industrial professions, specifically in environmentalist-aligned “green economies.” 
Georgia STAND-UP does not list any leadership or staff on its website, only providing general contact information and an Atlanta office address. 
Deborah Scott is the founding executive director of Georgia STAND-UP.  Scott also sits on the board of the Partnership for Working Families, a coalition of left-wing groups funded by labor unions, and oversees the Atlanta affiliate of the Emerald Cities Collaborative, an advocacy group which promotes environmentalist policies.  In 2012, former President Barack Obama named Scott a White House Champion of Change for her progressive urban planning and environmental advocacy.  She is married to long-time AFL-CIO national field representative Lorenzo Scott. 
Melissa Conrad is the associate director of Georgia STAND-UP.  She was the 2012-2013 Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellow at the American Planning Association, a leading urban planning professional organization. 
Georgia STAND-UP received $587,000 in contributions in 2015, $428,000 in 2016, $789,000 in 2017, and $576,000 in 2018. The group had significantly more funds on hand in 2017-2018 (over $300,000) than in 2015-2016 (below $170,000).  In 2017, the group also received a $200,000 grant from the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, a left-wing grantmaking organization.