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 projects

Aug 21 President Obama: “Islamic State” terrorist…
ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just God would stand for what they did yesterday, and for what they do ev…
Aug 20 Right wing think tank CEO: Donate so we ca…
Please donate now so we can do in Washington State what Scott Walker and my friend did in Wisconsin. — Freedom Foundation CEO Tom McCabe, formerly the head honcho at the Building Industry Associati…
Aug 20 Microsoft aims to be greener, drops ALEC m…
Microsoft aims to be greener, drops ALEC membership CNET’s Dana Kerr reports that “the tech giant [has pulled out] of the conservative lobbying group that is known to have pushed legisl…
Aug 19 David Letterman remembers Robin Williams o…
David Letterman remembers Robin Williams on The Late Show: Dave’s touching tribute includes a quick video montage with funny moments from Williams’ fifty appearances on Late Night and T…
Aug 19 Reseacher: Tax climate isn’t what’s drivin…
Reseacher: Tax climate isn’t what’s driving interest in inversions A paper by Edward D. Kleinbard of the USC Gould School of Law looks at the data and concludes that, contrary to what C…
Aug 19 Pligrims of the sun
Photographer: “A beautiful evening in Blåvand with a breathtaking sunset. Perfect weather, warm light, very special atmosphere.” (Photo: Christian/blavandmaster)