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Support Us in Give!Guide

We’re back in Give!Guide! Running from November 1 – December 31, Willamette Week’s Give! Guide lifts up 170+ Portland nonprofits and offers incentives for donating — including raffle prizes, discounts, and rewards for all donors giving $10 and up. On December 1, in collaboration with our partners OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon & Partnership for Safety… Read More

The Wrap Up: 2020 Election

Heading into the biggest election of our lives, we set bold goals for voter registration and getting out the vote. Our goals: Complete 240 virtual class raps (presentations) in high schools and colleges to make sure students register to vote by October 13 Contact young people ages 18-29 statewide to make a vote plan &… Read More

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Meet Our New Board Members

We’re so excited to introduce you all to the amazing new board members who have joined Next Up’s and/or Next Up Action Fund’s Board of Directors. Our Boards of Directors are comprised of fierce community advocates who are deeply committed to the success of our organization, find out more about the newest members: Winta Yohannes,… Read More

2020 election roadmap.

Our road map to victory in November

With 26 days until the election and only 5 days left to register to vote, this is the time when things really heat up. We’re ready for it. At Next Up, we are executing on a 3-prong strategy for making sure young people’s voices and votes are counted during this pivotal, life-changing election. Find out… Read More

Next Up Endorses Ballot Measures 107, 108 and 110

Next Up Endorses Ballot Measures 107, 108 and 110 Voting on ballot measures is the moment that we as Oregonians help write the laws in our state. Make sure to vote with us on critical issues when your ballot arrives. Not sure how to vote on these measures? No worries. Next Up has recommendations on… Read More


Oregon’s vote by mail system allows anyone to request their ballot at an address of their choosing or ask that it be held for them to retrieve at the county elections office if they are unsure of where they will be.  If you have been displaced by wildfire, the pandemic, or any other reason, Oregon’s… Read More

2020 election endorsements

Next Up Action Fund’s Fall 2020 Endorsements

Please note that an endorsement does not mean that field (calls or texts) on behalf of the campaign are guaranteed. Given our goals, our C4 elected to make thousands of calls in support of Nafisa Fai, Lacey Beaty, Nadia Hasan, Chloe Eudaly, Shemia Fagan, and Jackie Leung for the 2020 general election. Next Up Action… Read More

Covid-19 Youth Survey

What Policy is important! Especially right now, when COVID-19 is further demonstrating just how many inequities exist in our society. We co-created a survey with 18+ other youth-centered organizations, groups, and the leadership of young people here in Oregon in order to find out the impacts of COVID on – especially BIPoC – youth in… Read More

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