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.

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News & Updates

our civic bill passes! next up action fund. lists all of our sponsors. see blog post for list of sponsors of the bill.

Our civics education bill is headed to the governor’s desk

One of our priority bills for the session which will address civics education updates, SB 702, passed both chambers and is now headed to the governor’s desk to be signed! SB 702 would require that during the State Board of Education’s existing review of social studies standards for kindergarten through grade 12, they shall consider… Read More

youth lobby day 2021

Virtual Youth Lobby Day: young people making their voices heard

Last week, 25 young people joined our virtual Youth Lobby Day to advocate for voting rights bills that would continue to break down systemic barriers to participation in our elections and increase access to the ballot for young voters. After an hour-long hands-on training that discussed legislature 101, how to lobby and an overview of… Read More