Next Up amplifies the voice and leadership of diverse young people to achieve a more just and equitable Oregon.
Bottom Line for Portland
This year, we made voting free by passing paid postage for ballots and registered over 2,000 people to vote. We’ve trained over 50 young leaders in organizing and dismantling racism and brought 37 students to the Capitol to talk about climate change, school funding, and lowering the voting age.
“Next Up is an organization focused on increasing youth participation in democracy and making Oregon more equitable and accessible for all people. Because of Next Up, I have been able to get involved in politics, register other young people to vote, and use my voice to advocate for the issues I believe in.” —Amira Tripp Folsom, high school senior and Next Up board member