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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

NPI announces new special guest for 2008 Spring Fundraising Gala

A couple of days ago we revealed that the main program for our 2008 Spring Fundraising Gala would include Chip Hanauer, whose .376 career winning percentage is the best in hydroplane racing history, Darcy Burner, whose Responsible Plan to end the occupation of Iraq has been embraced by dozens of Democratic challengers running for Congress, and Seattle radio personality Mike West as Master of Ceremonies, with live music by legendary jazz guitarist Don Mock.

I am, make that announce this afternoon that a new special guest is joining our terrific lineup: Retired General Paul Eaton, who served in Iraq and led the creation of the Army’s Stryker brigades at Fort Lewis. General Eaton worked with Darcy Burner to put together the widely hailed Responsible Plan, and will join Darcy and Chip as one of our main speakers.

It's going to be a very memorable and exiting evening.

Attendees will also hear a short presentation about the work of the Northwest Progressive Institute by yours truly.

I'll be talking about the role of idea factories, the need to build netroots infrastructure that is invested in people powered politics, and what a tremendous difference a modest amount of seed money can make.

The gala starts at 7 PM at the Redmond Town Center Marriott - and we'd love to see you there. Tickets are $60 per person. You can buy a ticket online through Amazon Payments by clicking the button below.

This event is a terrific opportunity to enjoy a delicious buffet, hear enlightening speakers, meet fellow progressives, and learn more about the work of the Pacific Northwest's most innovative political strategy center.

While we aren't issuing any complimentary tickets for the event (except to the one lucky winner of our Official Blog naming contest) we are offering two important discounts to supporters.

First, if you have family living with you that you want to bring, you can buy a household ticket for the price of $90, good for four adults from the same residence. (Please note that children are welcome free, whether with an individual or a household ticket holder).

(Use this button to buy a household ticket).

Second, if you're a student, or you're on low/fixed income, you may purchase a ticket for only $20. [To receive this discount, please contact us at feedback (at) nwprogressive (dot) org and we'll make the arrangements with you.]

Buying a ticket today ensures you a spot at this exciting and groundbreaking gathering of the local netroots community and progressive movement.

We hope you'll join us!


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