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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.

“Next Up is an organization focused on increasing youth participation in democracy and making Oregon more equitable and accessible for all people. Because of Next Up, I have been able to get involved in politics, register other young people to vote, and use my voice to advocate for the issues I believe in.

Amira Tripp Folsom, Class of 2020

News & Updates

Live Music, Big Prizes: A Community Event Supporting Us in Give!Guide

We’re back in Give!Guide! Running from November 1 – December 31, Willamette Week’s Give! Guide lifts up 170+ Portland nonprofits and offers incentives for donating — including raffle prizes, discounts, and rewards for all donors giving $10 and up. On December 1, in collaboration with our partners OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon & Partnership for Safety… Read More

The Wrap Up: 2020 Election

Heading into the biggest election of our lives, we set bold goals for voter registration and getting out the vote. Our goals: Complete 240 virtual class raps (presentations) in high schools and colleges to make sure students register to vote by October 13 Contact young people ages 18-29 statewide to make a vote plan &… Read More