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.

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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

Nov 27 How Wal-Mart keeps an eye on its massive workforce
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.
Nov 26 For dessert: Pecan pie #Thanksgiving
For dessert: Pecan pie #Thanksgiving
Nov 26 Let the feast begin! #Thanksgiving
Let the feast begin! #Thanksgiving
Nov 26 The First Family wishes America a Happy Thanksgiving
In this week’s address, President Obama wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, and reflected on America’s history of welcoming men and women seeking a safer, better future for themselves and their families.
Nov 26 The 2015 White House Thanksgiving menu
The First Family will soon be sitting down at the table to enjoy their Thanksgiving meal. Per the White House Press Office, here’s what’s on the menu this year: For Dinner Thyme Roasted Turkey Garlic Jus and Cranberry-Orange Relish Honey-Baked Ham with Apricot-Mustard Glaze Prime Rib and Creamed Horseradish Cornbread Stuffing with Chorizo and Ro...
Nov 26 Edgar Guest on Thanksgiving
Give me the end of the year an’ its fun When most of the plannin’ an’ toilin’ is done; Bring all the wanderers home to the nest, Let me sit down with the ones I love best, Hear the old voices still ringin’ with song, See the old faces unblemished by wrong, See the old […]