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Monday, April 28, 2008

NPI announces program for first ever Spring Fundraising Gala

Hey, it's me again.

I'm back on the blog this afternoon to share some exciting details with you about our Spring Fundraising Gala, coming up in a few weeks on May 16th at the Redmond Town Center Marriott. We are very fortunate to have a terrific host/support committee that includes local leaders such as Eric Oemig, Brian Weinstein, Roger Goodman, Dow Constantine, Suzie Sheary, and Gael Tarleton.

We deeply appreciate their enthusiasm and we're looking forward to putting on a great event that will be informative, inspiring, and just plain fun.

Our main program will include two very wonderful speakers and friends of the organization - Chip Hanauer, whose .376 career winning percentage is the best in hydroplane racing history, and Darcy Burner, whose Responsible Plan to end the occupation of Iraq has been endorsed by fifty four challengers for the U.S. House of Representatives, four candidates for U.S. Senate, and several retired U.S. military commanders, including Dr. Lawrence Korb, former Assistant Secretary of Defense.

A short presentation about the work of the Northwest Progressive Institute will be given 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.

Our master of ceremonies will be Mike West, longtime host at The Mountain 103.7 (KMTT) who studied broadcasting at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, home of C89.5 FM (KNHC). Music will be provided by the legendary jazz guitarist Don Mock.

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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