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Thursday, April 21st, 2011

NPI’s 2011 Spring Fundraising Gala is only one week away… and you’re invited!

As of this evening, our 2011 Spring Fundrais­ing Gala — which will take place at the Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter at Mer­cer View — is just one week away. 

It’s shap­ing up to be one of the best events we’ve ever put togeth­er, and we hope to see many NPI sup­port­ers there.

The speak­ing line­up con­sists of Bob Fer­gu­son (our Mas­ter of Cer­e­monies), respect­ed lit­i­ga­tor Tim­o­thy Ford, yours tru­ly, State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Reuven Car­lyle, Dr. Scott Mack­lin of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton, for­mer City Coun­cilmem­ber Peter Stein­brueck, and U.S. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Jay Inslee.

Refresh­ments will be avail­able from our din­ner buf­fet, and drinks (beer and wine) avail­able from our bar. Music will be pro­vid­ed by Don Mock, and there will be books for sale, cour­tesy of our very own Steve Zemke and Third Plan­et Books.

If you haven’t bought a tick­et yet, there’s no time like the present:

Can’t make the event? You can still make a donation!

NPI needs your help today to con­tin­ue orga­niz­ing and mobi­liz­ing for change.

Unlike many oth­er orga­ni­za­tions and unlike cam­paigns, we sink most of the dol­lars we receive direct­ly into infra­struc­ture to sup­port our move­ment. NPI is not for-prof­it. We are the local pro­gres­sive move­men­t’s Swiss Army knife. We are here to empow­er fel­low activists, to help our allies think long-term, to devel­op and refine ideas for a bet­ter future, and to reframe the debate.

The media, research, and out­reach work that we do requires a sig­nif­i­cant amount of dig­i­tal infra­struc­ture — for instance, news­gath­er­ing equip­ment and com­put­er servers. When you con­tribute to NPI, you’re help­ing us build this infrastructure.

The more infra­struc­ture we have, the more effec­tive we can be, and the more time we can spend on offense as opposed to defense.

We can’t do what we do by our­selves… your sup­port makes what we do pos­si­ble. We want to give you an oppor­tu­ni­ty to see in per­son how we’re stretch­ing your dol­lars, meet oth­er sup­port­ers, and hear from inspi­ra­tional speak­ers, while enjoy­ing refresh­ments and great music from local artists. That’s what our Spring Fundrais­ing Gala is all about. We hope you’ll join us on April 28th.

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