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.
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.
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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,…
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…
“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…
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 …
$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…