You're invited to NPI's 2017 Spring Fundraising GalaWelcome to the Northwest Progressive Institute, a netroots powered strategy center working to raise America’s quality of life through insightful 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, fellow activists, and the public. 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

Apr 26 Hillary Franz and Tina Podlodowski share a laugh at the Washington State Democrats' spring meetin...
Hillary Franz and Tina Podlodowski share a laugh at the Washington State Democrats' spring meeting in Walla Walla
Apr 26 WATCH: Patty Murray joins Bernie Sanders to unveil $15/hour minimum wage legislation
Background from Senator Patty Murray’s office: Addressing hundreds of low-wage workers outside the U.S. Capitol, Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. “I’m so proud of the strong steps taken in our state to make sure that full-time work doesn’t le...
Apr 25 An Earth Day message for all Pacific Northwesterners
An Earth Day message for all Pacific Northwesterners
Apr 24 Manka speaking
Manka speaking
Apr 23 Manka Dhingra speaking
Manka Dhingra speaking
Apr 23 Manka Dhingra campaign launch swag table
Manka Dhingra campaign launch swag table