Who: U.S. Representative Denny Heck, State Representative Chris Reykdal, NPI founder Andrew Villeneuve, congressional candidate Jason Ritchie
What: A special event to benefit the work of the Northwest Progressive Institute
When: Friday, April 25th, 2014 | Reception starts at 6:30 PM, main program at 7:15 PM
Where: Mercer Island Community & Events Center
8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, 98040
Refreshments: Full dinner buffet with vegetarian and vegan choices, beer and wine available from our cash bar
Getting there: The Mercer Island Community & Events Center is conveniently located off of Interstate 90 (Island Crest Way exit) on Mercer Island. It’s a very short walk from the Mercer Island Park & Ride, which is served by many bus routes, such as Sound Transit’s 550 Express.
We recommend taking transit to get the event if you’re coming from Seattle or Bellevue.
For those who will be driving, consider carpooling to the event so you can use the express lanes or the HOV lanes on I-90. If you need to come from the north Eastside, take 148th Avenue NE or Bellevue Way to I-90 instead of I-405. There is ample parking available at the Community Center itself.
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If you are a student or living lightly, you qualify for a special rate. Please contact us to obtain tickets, or to volunteer at the event and receive a complimentary ticket.
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Post Office Box 264
Redmond, WA 98073-0264
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