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
Texas’ Republican Attorney General indicted on three felony charges Tea Party Republican Ken Paxton, elected last year as the Attorney General of Texas, has been indicted by a Collin County grand jury on three felony counts alleging securities violations, The Dallas Morning News reports. The indictments will officially be unsealed tomorrow...
People can’t rise if they can’t afford healthcare… They can’t rise if the minimum wage is too low to live on… They can’t rise if their governor makes it harder for them to get a college education. — Hillary Clinton hits Jeb Bush first, and hard, in speech on race to the National Urban League […]
Bernie Sanders, widely considered to be the most progressive of the five Democratic candidates running to succeed Barack Obama as President of the United States, is bringing his people-powered campaign to the Pacific Northwest next week. Organizers working for the dynamic, inspiring Vermont senator have invited Washingtonians and Oregonians who ...
This morning, at a press conference at Pacifica Law Group’s offices in downtown Seattle, several friends of the Northwest Progressive Institute announced the filing of a legal challenge to block Tim Eyman’s incredibly destructive I-1366 from the November ballot because it exceeds the scope of the people’s initiative power as se...
This morning, a group of plaintiffs, including King County Elections Director Sherril Huff, Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall, and Democratic lawmakers David Frockt and Reuven Carlyle filed a lawsuit seeking to block Tim Eyman’s incredibly destructive I-1366 from the ballot because it exceeds the scope of the initiative power as set forth ...