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.
Headlines from our publications
The Bush administration’s botched response to the costliest natural disaster in American history blew the president’s second term off course. He never recovered. Better to be remembered…
yacoroca: This week’s entry for Illustration Friday‘s theme “Toy”. A vintage robot, done in 30 minutes as I am in a hurry today!
This image from NOAA’s National Weather Service shows anticipated snowfall throughout Massachusetts for Tuesday, January 27th. Boston and its suburbs have seen a huge amount of snow over the past t…
The statement that there is a NATO legion in Ukraine is nonsense… There is no NATO legion, the foreign forces in Ukraine are Russian. — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, responding to …
Sarah Palin bemuses Republicans with rambling speech and talk of 2016 run Fox Noise pundit and gubernatorial washout Sarah Palin provided of plenty entertainment for progressives over the weekend, …
Great news from the White House: President Obama has announced that the Department of Interior has finished working on revised Comprehensive Conservation plan to better sustain and manage Alaska…