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 under 35 years old, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), LGBTQIA+, people living with disabilities, womxn, people that are low income, and people from under-served communities. We are also only considering endorsements in the following geographic regions: Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Washington County, Marion County, and statewide races. We may proactively decide to engage with candidates who meet these criteria.

If you are unsure whether this applies to you, or would like us to consider an endorsement outside of the regions listed above, please contact Devin Ruiz, Next Up’s Community Engagement Organizer, at, before filling out our questionnaire. Next Up Action Fund reserves the right to not endorse in any race, because we are using our Mission, Vision, and Values to guide us toward any endorsements.

If you are a candidate who is running for an elected office, please read our Endorsement Process fill out our Candidate Endorsement Questionnaire to begin the process of earning Next Up Action Fund’s endorsement! Applications are due on Monday, July 27th by 11:59pm.

After receiving answers from interested candidates, an Endorsement Committee made up of board members, students, and volunteers currently involved with the organization will review the answers and make a recommendation to the Next Up Action Fund board.

For more info or questions, please email our Community Engagement Organizer, Devin Ruiz, at