At Next Up Action Fund, we believe that all Oregonians should have a say in what happens in their community, and a voice in their democracy. Voting is a civil right — the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right upon which all our civil liberties rest.
12,000 people incarcerated in Oregon are currently denied their right to vote. And given disparities in policing and incarceration, this means more low-income, Black, Indigenous, and communities of color being disproportionately disenfranchised. Guaranteeing the Right to Vote (SB 579) for those who are incarcerated can help ensure that we keep everyone equally engaged in our democracy and can help make our communities safer.
It is time to invest in Oregon’s democracy. In April, lawmakers who write the state’s budget will be traveling around the state to hear from Oregonians first-hand about the services and programs that we want to be funded.
Stand up for voting rights – RSVP to give testimony at the location nearest to you!
📍Portland – Saturday, April 8 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)
📍Newport – Friday, April 14 (5:00 – 7:00 pm)
📍Roseburg – Friday, April 21 (5:00 – 7:00 pm)
📍Ontario – Friday, April 28 (5:00 – 7:00 pm)
We are also offering a limited number of e-visa gift cards ($40) to advocates who testify.
Thank you so much for your commitment to tell legislators it’s time to invest in Oregon’s democracy.
Hope to see you at the roadshow,
Policy and Communications Director