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.

RSVP for NPI’s Thirteenth Anniversary Picnic

Saturday, August 20th, 2016, 5 PM, at Redmond’s Perrigo Park

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

Jul 26 People-Powered Howard: Dr. Dean in the house!
People-Powered Howard: Dr. Dean in the house!
Jul 26 New Jersey Senator Cory Booker urged Democrats to "Rise Up!" in a primetime Monday night address ...
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker urged Democrats to "Rise Up!" in a primetime Monday night address at the DNC
Jul 26 Senator Bernie Sanders waves to cheering supporters prior to delivering a speech in support of Hi...
Senator Bernie Sanders waves to cheering supporters prior to delivering a speech in support of Hillary Clinton and the progressive revolution
Jul 26 Senator Elizabeth Warren slices and dices Donald Trump in DNC speech
Senator Elizabeth Warren slices and dices Donald Trump in DNC speech
Jul 26 First Lady Michelle Obama rocks the Democratic National Convention with marvelous speech
First Lady Michelle Obama rocks the Democratic National Convention with marvelous speech
Jul 26 Huge welcome for First Lady Michelle Obama
Huge welcome for First Lady Michelle Obama