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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.

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 publications

Apr 1 April Fools’ Day: Ten stories that look li…
April Fools’ Day: Ten stories that look like pranks but aren’t The BBC offers a rundown of ten news stories that may sound like April Fools’ Day pranks, but are in fact no joke at…
Mar 31 Meet the conservative group that Scott Wal…
Meet the conservative group that Scott Walker takes his cues from Bloomberg Politics profiles The Bradley Foundation, which has been helping Wisconsin Republican Scott Walker launch attack after at…
Mar 30 Indianapolis mayor: Repeal law, protect LG…
Our city thrives because we have welcomed and embraced diversity. And RFRA threatens what thousands of people have spent decades building. Discrimination is wrong. And I hope that message is being …
Mar 29 Large earthquake strikes near Papua New Gu…
A large earthquake has just shaken eastern Papua New Guinea and nearby islands, the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting. The magnitude 7.5 quake – which is pretty severe as far as earthquakes…
Mar 29 George Stephanopoulos challenges Indiana’s…
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: And so yes or no, if a florist in Indiana refuses to serve a gay couple at their wedding, is that legal now in Indiana? MIKE PENCE: George, this is — this is where this…
Mar 29 Future Shop shutters Canadian stores, will…
Future Shop shutters Canadian stores, will re-brand as Best Buy Canada’s Future Shop electronics chain is no more, owner Best Buy has announced. The company plans to phase out the Future Shop…