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 alone, we employed 23 high school and college students to do peer-to-peer voter registration and civic education in 100+ schools, making hundreds of virtual classroom presentations. Building on our voter registration efforts, year-round organizing cohorts, and policy win to make voting free with paid postage, we made over 72,000 calls and sent over 216,000 texts to 18-29 year olds across Oregon with information about how to vote -- an investment that helped lead to historic youth voter turnout in our state.
A case of Brew Dr. Kombucha will be sent to one lucky raffle winner!
One pound of Strictly Organic coffee beans will be sent to the first 15 donors giving $75 and above!
“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, Class of 2020, former Next Up board member