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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

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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

Next Up Action Fund’s Primary Endorsements

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… Read More

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