Welcome!

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.

Move King County Now: Vote Yes on Proposition 1!

North·west (nawrth-west; Naut. nawr-west)
–noun: the northwestern part of the United States, especially Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Pro·gres·sive (pruh-gres-iv)
–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

Apr 19 Spotted while walking the streets of Portl…
Kitton Mittons Our Little Corner Bill Wi the Science Fi Riverwood The Yoga Space Pretty Fly for a Wifi Where Bluebirds Fly
Apr 15 Boeing managers say transfer of engineer j…
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,…
Apr 14 Chris Vance: Rodney Tom’s retirement “terr…
This is terrible news for the Republicans… The Senate was going to be competitive anyway. Now it’s even more competitive. — Former state Republican Party Chair Chris Vance, reacting to the su…
Apr 13 A colorful collection of palms for Palm Su…
“In Poland, we do not have palm trees. We do, however, have extremely rich folk traditions which date back to pre-Christian times, and which have largely survived in the Catholic custom. Such a tra…
Apr 10 CBS’ signing of Stephen Colbert predictabl…
Right wing shock jock Rush Limbaugh is (surprise, surprise!) none too pleased that media giant CBS has signed comedian Stephen Colbert to a five-year deal to succeed David Letterman as the host of …
Apr 10 $772 million penalty for Bank of America o…
$772 million penalty for Bank of America over credit card practices Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ordered Bank of America to pay $772 million in refunds and fine…