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.

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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

Sep 10 Net neutrality is more important than what…
Join the Battle for the Net: Stand up for a free and open Internet by letting the FCC and Congress know that net neutrality is essential to the medium’s future.
Sep 10 David Cameron’s passionate about the Union…
The United Kingdom is a precious and special country. That is what is at stake. So let no one in Scotland be in any doubt: we desperately want you to stay; we do not want this family of nations to …
Sep 9 Bono reveals secrets of U2’s surprise LP ‘…
I wasn’t the obvious punk-rock singer, or even rock singer. I sang like a girl — which I’m into now, but when I was 17 or 18, I wasn’t sure. And I heard Joey Ramone, who sang like…
Sep 8 Ex-aide accuses McMorris Rodgers, staff of…
Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her team have a pathological inability to tell the truth to congressional investigators and the media. — Todd Winer, former communications director to Cathy McMorris Rodg…
Sep 8 Storm swamps Phoenix: Mesa flooding a ‘slo…
Storm swamps Phoenix: Mesa flooding a ‘slow-moving disaster’ The Arizona-Republic reports on the historic flash flooding that has turned ordinarily dry metro Phoenix into a swampy mess.
Sep 7 U.S. military to provide equipment, resour…
U.S. military to provide equipment, resources to battle Ebola epidemic in Africa It’s about time! President Barack Obama has announced that the United States military will intervene to help r…