Youth Lobby for Climate Legislation

Young people are turning up the heat on lawmakers to pass the Clean Energy Jobs bill! On Presidents’ Day, Next Up’s new UPTURN cohort showed up in Salem — joining nearly 150 young activists for a Youth Lobby Day in support of the Renew Oregon coalition’s climate change bill making its way through the state senate. At the Capitol, UPTURN… Read More

May 2020 Primary Election Endorsement Process

Next Up Action Fund is excited to announce our endorsement process for the May 19, 2020 primary! 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 under… Read More

Become a Precinct Committee Person (PCP)

PCPs play a large grassroots role in the political parties here in Oregon. Running for PCP is an important opportunity to be a voice for your communities and on issues in the party of your choice. The Bottom Line: our work and communities need you to serve! What is a PCP? Becoming a PCP is… Read More

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Here’s Looking at You 2019!

We are celebrating big changes this year! Next Up has repositioned the organization with the future in mind, making an organization-wide shift so we can continue being the political home for young people heading into 2020 and beyond. Rebranding and 5-year Strategic Framework As generations change, so has our organization. The Bus Project taught us… Read More

Our Strategic Framework

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… Read More

The Wrap Up: Art and Activism Marketplace 2019

Art has the power to change the world. That’s why Next Up presented our first ever Art + Activism Marketplace on November 23, 2019 at the Village Ballroom. The event highlighted voices from people of color, women, youth, and artists behind bars. As author Jeff Chang said,”Politics is where some of the people are some of the… Read More

The Wrap Up: National Voter Registration Day 2019

That’s a wrap for National Voter Registration Day 2019! This year, we partnered with many different community organizations to get people registered to vote. Our amazing 35 volunteers registered folks at Central City Concern’s many different transitional housing and clinics downtown, at P:ear Mentors (they mentor Portland’s homeless youth to affirm personal worth and create… Read More

Increase Your Impact: The Monthly Member Competition

You know what time it is! Our annual Monthly Donor Competition between us and our National Affiliates, means your monthly donation is even more impactful now. Becoming a monthly donor from September 30 – October 6 helps us unlock more resources for our organization, earns you prizes, and supports our programs. Become a monthly member today… Read More

Summer Fellows

The Wrap Up: 2019 Summer Fellows

My name is Giovanni Bautista and I’m a summer fellow with Next Up, formerly the Bus Project. We’ve had an awesome summer, collecting over 650 pledge to vote cards, making over 2,000 phone calls, and going to 25 community events over 10 weeks to talk to folks about important issues! Here are some of the people we’ve… Read More