Welcome to the Northwest Progressive Institute, a netroots powered strategy center working to raise America’s quality of life through innovative research and imaginative advocacy. We’re a think tank with the soul of a tech startup.
We research ideas and propose solutions to elected officials, opinionmakers, and the American people. We uncover the harmful consequences of right wing initiatives, particularly those sponsored by Tim Eyman. NPI is very different from most institutions – in part, that’s because it’s been built by activists, for activists. Our most important resources are human energy (your energy!) and the Internet – the most democratic medium for communication ever invented.
We exist to organize and mobilize progressive thinkers, and give activists an outlet to make their voices heard.
Join us for our Spring Fundraising Gala on April 25th with U.S. Representative Denny Heck and State Representative Chris Reykdal! Tickets are on sale now – get yours today.
North·west (nawrth-west; Naut. nawr-west)
–noun: the northwestern part of the United States, especially Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
–adjective: favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are.
In·sti·tute (in-sti-toot, -tyoot)
–noun: a society or organization for carrying on a particular work, like advancing the common good and expanding freedom.
Headlines from our projects
This is so bad… We will lose this source of health services. These were good people who had left their families and had come all the way from U.S. to help Afghans. It is so shameful. — Kaubl …
Not my favorite Earth Day present. Life becomes harder for those who can’t afford a car. Much more work to do if we will ever provide adequate transportation choices that enable King County r…
Boston Marathon 2014: For twenty-six miles, the cheers filled the air The Boston Globe’s Eric Moskowitz reports on the 2014 Boston Marathon, which drew the second-largest field of runners in …
Kitton Mittons Our Little Corner Bill Wi the Science Fi Riverwood The Yoga Space Pretty Fly for a Wifi Where Bluebirds Fly
While walking the streets of Portland this weekend, one of our staff happened to glance at the Available Networks screen on his smartphone and was amused to discover a very long list of nearby secu…
The utter humiliation of laying everyone off and telling them they are welcome to reapply for their existing jobs in a new location has struck everyone as a nasty corporate practice. — Ray Goforth,…