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 publications
Runners make their way to Mercer Island during the 2015 Seattle Marathon
Paris will be a watershed… It will be a dividing point in time between the fossil-fuel economy and the renewables era . — Steve Howard, chief sustainability officer of the Swedish furniture retailer IKEA (Momentum is growing for an agreement to combat the climate crisis in Paris).
A runner shows his Seahawks team spirit during the 2015 Seattle Marathon
Runners at the start of the 2015 Seattle Marathon: It's go time!
How Wal-Mart keeps an eye on its massive workforce Bloomberg’s Susan Berfield dissects Wal-Mart’s employee surveillance programs, designed to thwart unionization attempts.
For dessert: Pecan pie #Thanksgiving