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.
Need some help filling out your ballot this election season?
NPI’s BallotGuide.info is here to help. BallotGuide will take you on a visual tour of Washington State and King County ballot measures, explaining what these many measures are all about.
Remember, to count, your ballot must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, November 5th, or returned to a ballot drop box by 8 PM that same day.
Headlines from our projects
Boeing, Machinist relaunch serious negotiations on 777X : The Boeing Company and the Machinists are once again at the bargaining table, trying to hammer out an agreement that would ensure the 777X …
“Every transit tunnel we build changes mobility in the city, permanently, in a way that no other mode can. There are no bridge openings, no hills to navigate around, no permanent environmental impa…
“If you throw something up without fact-checking it, and you’re the first one to put it up, and you get millions and millions of views, and later it’s proved false, you still got those views. That’…
Last week, reporters for The Guardian pulled the curtain back on a network of well-funded, well-organized right-wing think tanks and their extreme agenda. Documents obtained by The Guardian show th…
Eighteen Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies charged with jail misconduct : Federal officials have unsealed several grand jury indictments and a criminal complaint alleging that eighteen employee…
Ars Technica asks readers to share their Internet connection horror stories : Well-known technology blog and webzine Ars Technica has asked its readers to share stories of mistreatment by telephone…