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 28 Balloons and confetti rain down at the conclusion of the 2016 Democratic National Convention
Balloons and confetti rain down at the conclusion of the 2016 Democratic National Convention
Jul 28 Hillary Clinton embraces her running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, following the conclusion o...
Hillary Clinton embraces her running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, following the conclusion of her acceptance speech
Jul 28 Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic Party's nomination for the presidency of the United States
Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic Party's nomination for the presidency of the United States
Jul 28 No TPP! Bernie delegates make clear they're opposed to another corporate giveaway inside the Well...
No TPP! Bernie delegates make clear they're opposed to another corporate giveaway inside the Wells Fargo Center
Jul 28 Clinton/Kaine rally signs at the 2016 Democratic National Convention
Clinton/Kaine rally signs at the 2016 Democratic National Convention
Jul 28 President Barack Obama closes out the third day of the Democratic National Convention with uplift...
President Barack Obama closes out the third day of the Democratic National Convention with uplifting address