Oregon's Next Generation, Doing Democracy Right

WHO WE ARE

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

For over sixteen years, Next Up – formerly The Bus Project – has amplified the voice and leadership of diverse young people to achieve a more just and equitable state. We do this by achieving systems change, developing multicultural, bold leaders, and mobilizing young voters. With our multi-pronged approach to engaging youth in civics, we can rebalance our democracy to uplift the voices of historically disenfranchised Oregonians. We are based out of Portland, Oregon.

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

 

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WHO
WE ARE

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

For over sixteen years, Next Up – formerly The Bus Project – has amplified the voice and leadership of diverse young people to achieve a more just and equitable state. We do this by achieving systems change, developing multicultural, bold leaders, and mobilizing young voters. With our multi-pronged approach to engaging youth in civics, we can rebalance our democracy to uplift the voices of historically disenfranchised Oregonians. We are based out of Portland, Oregon.

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

 

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what we do

Achieve Systems Change

Dismantling the structural barriers that our generations are facing, make it easier to build representative democracy where our leadership reflects the communities served, and ensure that young people lead the way

Develop Bold Leaders

Shift power and broaden the leadership pipeline, opening doors for more people of color, women, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQIA+, and low-income youth to become public service leaders

Mobilize Young Voters

Amplify young people’s voices in politics by using our proven holistic organizing model toward collective action that builds a more inclusive movement for a just democracy

News & Updates

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May 2020 Primary Election Endorsement Process

February 7, 2020

Next Up Action Fund is excited to announce our endorsement process for the May 19, 2020 primary! Next Up Action Fund has a goal of amplifying and supporting young Oregonians to be leaders in their community. Therefore, we are particularly interested in races that include candidates and campaigns aligned with our values and are under…
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Become a Precinct Committee Person (PCP)

February 6, 2020

PCPs play a large grassroots role in the political parties here in Oregon. Running for PCP is an important opportunity to be a voice for your communities and on issues in the party of your choice. The Bottom Line: our work and communities need you to serve! What is a PCP? Becoming a PCP is…
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Our Strategic Framework

January 6, 2020

For nearly 18 years we’ve aimed to be Oregon’s next generation, doing democracy right. This work is rooted in our belief that when young people boldly lead, our democracy evolves to be more inclusive and accessible, and our communities become stronger, more resilient and thriving. America was founded on colonialism, capitalism, and white supremacy, and…
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Here’s Looking at You 2019!

January 8, 2020

We are celebrating big changes this year! Next Up has repositioned the organization with the future in mind, making an organization-wide shift so we can continue being the political home for young people heading into 2020 and beyond. Rebranding and 5-year Strategic Framework As generations change, so has our organization. The Bus Project taught us…
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The Wrap Up: Art and Activism Marketplace 2019

December 19, 2019

Art has the power to change the world. That’s why Next Up presented our first ever Art + Activism Marketplace on November 23, 2019 at the Village Ballroom. The event highlighted voices from people of color, women, youth, and artists behind bars. As author Jeff Chang said,”Politics is where some of the people are some of the…
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National Voter Registration Day

September 3, 2019

We’re excited to once again be part of a national effort to strengthen our community by registering hundreds of voters on September 24, 2019, also known as National Voter Registration Day. First started for the 2012 presidential election, National Voter Registration Day has become a 50-state holiday where thousands of organizations and volunteers organize to ensure our family,…
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