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.
Headlines from our projects
CBO says the federal deficit has shrunk – but the traditional media isn’t reporting it : Media Matters: “Following months of media calls for deficit reduction, cable news channels spent just over 7 m..
Sacramento group, Maloof family reach deal for Kings : The Maloof brothers have reportedly agreed to sell their controlling interest in the Sacramento Kings franchise to a local ownership group that ..
Paul Otellini’s Intel: Can the company that built the future survive it? : The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal: “As the CEO steps down, he leaves the Intel machine poised to take on the swarming ecosystem..
“We wish Seattle the best. Great sports town, great ownership group, and Chris Hansen and (Steve) Ballmer, and those folks — I hope they get a team at some point, I think they will. And this is just m..
Meet a farmer who uses horses to plow his family farm : Call them old-fashioned, but some farmers still prefer to manage their fields with horses rather than fossil-fuel burning tractors, as the New ..
“If the NDP wants to form government, they need to stop relying the belief that the Liberals will simply play themselves out of power in British Columbia and find their nerve. Offer clear policies whi..