One of the most fre­quent ques­tions we get asked when we request feed­back from long­time read­ers and loy­al sup­port­ers liv­ing on the west side of Lake Wash­ing­ton is, When are you going to hold a fundrais­ing event in Seat­tle so I can drop by and show my sup­port for NPI with­out hav­ing to fight rush hour traf­fic?

Well, this morn­ing, I’m pleased to announce that we have final­ized details for our first-ever FallFest, to be held Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 8th at New­mark Tow­er in Seat­tle (at Pike and Sec­ond) from 5:30 PM — 7:30 PM.

Think of FallFest as the autumn ver­sion of our Spring Fundrais­ing Gala, except small­er and with­out all of the formalities.

So it’ll be like house par­ty meets hap­py hour — only better.

There won’t be a speak­ing pro­gram, but NPI will pro­vide a brief post-Labor Day update on what’s going on, par­tic­u­lar­ly in regards to this year’s crop of bal­lot measures.We are not sell­ing tick­ets at a fixed price, either… a tick­et can be had for a dona­tion of $20 or more. (Folks who RSVP in advance will receive a spe­cial gift as a thank-you from us for pledg­ing to attend).

And, like, our gala, there will be great com­pa­ny, music, tasty refresh­ments, and Wash­ing­ton Pro­gres­sive Blogroll t‑shirts for sale.

We are still ham­mer­ing out details for FallFest, but for now, please mark this event on your cal­en­dar, espe­cial­ly if you live on the west side of Lake Wash­ing­ton. And stay tuned for addi­tion­al announce­ments about this event.

We hope to have the plea­sure of see­ing you there!

About the author

Andrew Villeneuve is the founder and executive director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, as well as the founder of NPI's sibling, the Northwest Progressive Foundation. He has worked to advance progressive causes for over two decades as a strategist, speaker, author, and organizer. Andrew is also a cybersecurity expert, a veteran facilitator, a delegate to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

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