Who We Are
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.
What We Do
Achieve Systems Change
We are working to dismantle the structural barriers that our generation is facing, making it easier to build a representative democracy where our leadership reflects many different communities.
Develop Bold Leaders
We are shifting power and broadening the leadership pipeline through our youth cohorts; opening doors for more people of color, women, immigrants, and refugees, LGBTQIA+, and low-income youth to become public service leaders and organizers.
We amplify young people’s voices in politics by using our proven holistic organizing model. We are intentional with our voter registration efforts and focus on underserved populations like high school and college students, and partner with organizations to register low income and houseless residents, and people in jail.