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 youth activists 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.

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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 youth activists 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.

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what we do

Achieve Systems Change

Dismantling the structural barriers that our generations are facing, make it easier to build representative democracy where our leadership reflects the communities served, and ensure that young people lead the way

Develop Bold Leaders

Shift power and broaden 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

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

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Next Up Action Fund’s Primary Endorsements

March 11, 2020

We are thrilled to officially announce our slate of candidates who have earned Next Up Action Fund’s endorsement for Oregon’s May 19, 2020, Primary Elections.  We want to elect leaders that come from our communities, share our values, and will fight for young people in Oregon. The people elected to local offices make crucial decisions…
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Our Strategic Framework

January 6, 2020

For nearly 18 years we’ve aimed to be Oregon’s next generation, doing democracy right. This work is rooted in our belief that when young people boldly lead, our democracy evolves to be more inclusive and accessible, and our communities become stronger, more resilient and thriving. America was founded on colonialism, capitalism, and white supremacy, and…
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