Welcome 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

Dec 3 RedmondLights: Celebrating winter traditions
RedmondLights: Celebrating winter traditions
Dec 2 The myth of the Rust Belt revolt
Trump did not really flip white working-class voters in the Rust Belt. Mostly, Democrats lost them. — Konstantin Kilibarda and Daria Roithmayr: The myth of the Rust Belt revolt
Dec 2 How we won the fight for $15
Civic Skunk Works' Paul Constant explains how we won the fight for $15 and how progressives can keep moving forward in Donald Trump’s America.
Dec 2 Bernie Sanders: Carrier just showed corporations how to beat Donald Trump
Trump has endangered the jobs of workers who were previously safe in the United States. Why? Because he has signaled to every corporation in America that they can threaten to offshore jobs in exchange for business-friendly tax benefits and incentives. — Bernie Sanders: Carrier just showed corporations how to beat Donald Trump
Nov 30 Bernie Sanders fields a question about changing America's media
Bernie Sanders fields a question about changing America's media
Nov 30 Waiting for Bernie: It'll be a packed house for the Seattle stop of Sanders' Our Revolution book ...
Waiting for Bernie: It'll be a packed house for the Seattle stop of Sanders' Our Revolution book tour