Young people building power in Oregon

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Young people in Oregon building community led power

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

2022 Legislative Priorities. Restoration of Voting rights. Online Voter Registration Modernization. Fair Shot for All Platform.

2022 Legislative Session Priorities

During the 2021 legislative session, we supported and championed bills that addressed breaking down systemic barriers to civic participation. We were able to support the passage of numerous bills rooted in racial, gender, and economic justice, such as updating ballot postmark date to election day, the voter language access act, ending slavery, child care for… Read More

welcome antonia and erin to next up! read more about them below

Welcome Antonia and Erin to Next Up!

We’re so excited to welcome two new amazing people to the Next Up organizing and youth leadership development team. Antonia McSwain (they/them), has joined as the Youth Leadership Organizer, and Erin San Antonio (they/siya) is the Community Engagement Organizer. Read more about each of them below. Antonia McSwain Youth Leadership Organizer Antonia (they/them) is a… Read More