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 has amplified the voice and leadership of diverse people to achieve a more just and equitable state. 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

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

Develop Bold Leaders

We are shifting power and broadening 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

Mobilize Young Voters

We 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

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News & Updates

November 2020 General Election Endorsement Process

Next Up Action Fund is excited to announce our endorsement process for the November 3, 2020 general election! 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… Read More

Summer Fellows

Meet Devin, Our New Community Engagement Organizer

Devin Ruiz (she/her) is a queer Latina from Los Angeles, CA and finds revelatory opportunities in community work. Her work to promote equity in an inherently imbalanced system of power is informed by social activism and her dedication to mobilizing underrepresented communities. She obtained dual degrees in Political Science and Women’s Studies from PSU and… Read More