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.
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.
Need some help filling out your ballot this election season?
NPI’s BallotGuide.info is here to help. BallotGuide will take you on a visual tour of Washington State and King County ballot measures, explaining what these many measures are all about.
Remember, to count, your ballot must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, November 5th, or returned to a ballot drop box by 8 PM that same day.
Headlines from our projects
“The task at hand on will not be easy. But you have mandated us to change South Africa from a country in which the majority lived with little hope, to one in which they can live and work with digni…
IBMblr : It’s a Fractal Fest on Tumblr.
NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show : The Washington Post reports that the National Security Agency is collecting almost five billion records every day pinpointing wh…
Jerry James Stone : Cranberry & Sage Drinking Vinegar
State liquor store buyers want their money back : It turns out that privatization of Washington State’s liquor stores has been bad for everybody except big retailers like Costco. Who could have see…
Nothing can slow down these Seahawks : The Seahawks earned national respect and credibility with a dominating win over the New Orleans Saints, ESPN’s Terry Blount says.