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We’re Oregon’s next-generation, doing democracy right.

For over eighteen years, Next Up (our 501(c)3) has amplified the voice and leadership of young people to achieve a more just and equitable state. Next Up Action Fund (our 501(c)4 branch) engages the next generation of Oregon’s leaders to build political power and fight for a more just and equitable Oregon. We do this by achieving systems change, developing bold leaders, and mobilizing young voters. We are based out of Portland, Oregon.

We’re Next Up and we hope you join us. Click below to learn more.

News & Updates

Big News: Elona J Wilson is Next Up's new Executive Director

Welcome Elona J Wilson as Next Up’s Executive Director

Dear Friend,  As most of you know, in Spring of 2021, Samantha Gladu announced that she would be stepping down as Executive Director of Next Up and Next Up Action Fund. Thanks to Samantha’s three years of leadership, she collaboratively built a visionary 5 year strategic plan that set strong policies and values in place… Read More

2021 Legislative Wrap Up

2021 Legislative Wrap Up

Dear Friend, It’s time for the 2021 legislative wrap-up. When we entered the session in January we had a bold agenda to transform our electoral system. We prioritized bills that were rooted in racial, economic, and youth justice, and more specifically, ones that would break down systemic barriers to participation, and increase equitable processes and… Read More