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Darcy Burner to emcee NPI’s 2018 Spring Fundraising Gala on Saturday, April 7th

Meet our 2018 Spring Gala Mas­ter of Cer­e­monies: Dar­cy Burn­er. Dar­cy has a long his­to­ry of involve­ment in pro­gres­sive pol­i­tics as both a can­di­date and a strate­gist. She has run for Con­gress and the state Leg­is­la­ture and played an instru­men­tal role in get­ting pro­gres­sive mem­bers of Con­gress more organized. 

Posted inMedia & Culture

Book Review: “Fifty Million Rising” explains how women are changing the Muslim world

Saa­dia Zahidi’s look at the cohort of “The Gen­er­a­tion of Work­ing Women Trans­form­ing the Mus­lim World” does­n’t con­tra­dict itself, but it is large and con­tain­ing mul­ti­tudes. It could­n’t be any­thing less and still true, span­ning as it does thir­ty Mus­lim-major­i­ty coun­tries from North Africa all the way to South­east Asia.

Posted inPolicy Topics

Victory! Washington’s House overwhelmingly votes for net neutrality at the state level

Net neu­tral­i­ty may be in grave per­il at the fed­er­al lev­el, but states like Wash­ing­ton are step­ping up to pro­tect the idea of a free and open Inter­net. By a vote of nine­ty-three to five, the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives on Fri­day adopt­ed leg­is­la­tion that would safe­guard net neu­tral­i­ty at the state level.

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Major General Paul Eaton (Ret.) to accept Lynn Allen Award at NPI’s 2018 Spring Gala

At our April 7th, 2018 Spring Gala, NPI will present Lynn Allen Awards to two deserv­ing indi­vid­u­als to rec­og­nize indis­pens­able con­tri­bu­tions to pro­gres­sive caus­es. We are delight­ed to announce that our first hon­oree this year is Major Gen­er­al Paul Eaton (Retired), the Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of the VetVoice Foundation. 

Posted inPolicy Topics

Victory! Washington State House votes to toughen penalties for corporate crimes

Cor­po­ra­tions that break the law in Wash­ing­ton State could soon be forced to pay more appro­pri­ate penal­ties for their wrong­do­ing thanks to the work of State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mike Pel­lic­ciot­ti (D‑30th Dis­trict: Fed­er­al Way). By a vote of nine­ty-sev­en to one, the Wash­ing­ton State House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives today vot­ed to pass ESHB 2362, which would sub­stan­tial­ly increase fines for cor­po­rate crimes.

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Victory! State Senate passes bill to ban invasive fish net pens in Washington waters

The Wash­ing­ton State Sen­ate has passed a bill that will safe­guard our waters and aquat­ic lands for future gen­er­a­tions. Spon­sored by Kevin Ranker, 2SSB 6086 would pro­hib­it the Depart­ment of Nat­ur­al Resources from sign­ing or renew­ing any leas­es that would allow the farm­ing of inva­sive, non­na­tive Atlantic salmon.