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

Mar 28 Elizabeth Warren fires back after Wall Str…
Elizabeth Warren fires back after Wall Street banks threaten Democrats Several major Wall Street banks are openly threatening to withhold campaign contributions from the Senate Democratic Campaign …
Mar 27 Indiana’s new pro-discrimination law harsh…
The measure codifies hatred under the smoke screen of freedom and jeopardizes all that has been recently accomplished,… It legalizes discrimination against LGBT individuals and will cause sig…
Mar 27 Congratulations, Gonzaga!
Big congratulations are in order to tonight Gonzaga University’s men’s basketball team, which defeated UCLA 74-62 to reach the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament for just the second tim…
Mar 27 Knox lawyer: Victory of justice, at last
It’s a fair verdict. It’s a victory of justice. This was a mistake from the beginning. — Carlo Dalla Vedova, Amanda Knox’s lawyer, speaking to the press after his client was cleared of murder…
Mar 27 Italy’s highest court acquits Amanda Knox …
Italy’s highest court acquits Amanda Knox of murder; case closed The highest court in Italy has acquitted Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of murdering British student Meredith Kercher. The…
Mar 26 Germanwings copilot Andreas Lubitz deliber…
We are horrified that something of this nature could have been taken place… It is the worst nightmare that anyone can have in our company. — Carsten Spohr, the chief executive of Lufthansa, s…