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Thursday, April 16th, 2020

State Senator Claire Wilson to speak at NPI’s 2020 Virtual Gala tomorrow evening

We are now less than twen­ty-four hours away from our twelfth Spring Fundrais­ing Gala, tak­ing place exclu­sive­ly online due to the nov­el coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic. We’ve worked hard to put a great speak­ing pro­gram togeth­er, and we hope you can join us for an uplift­ing evening of pro­gres­sive activism.

Pre­vi­ous­ly, we announced that State Sen­a­tor Man­ka Dhin­gra would be our Mas­ter of Cer­e­monies and that Red­mond City Coun­cilmem­ber Var­isha Khan and State Super­in­ten­dent Chris Reyk­dal would be among our fea­tured speak­ers.

Tonight, we’re pleased to announce that State Sen­a­tor Claire Wil­son (D‑30th Dis­trict: Fed­er­al Way) will be join­ing us as well. 

First elect­ed in 2018, Sen­a­tor Wil­son has been a depend­able cham­pi­on for pro­gres­sive caus­es as the 30th Dis­tric­t’s voice in the State Sen­ate.

She prime spon­sored Super­in­ten­dent Reyk­dal’s com­pre­hen­sive sex­u­al health edu­ca­tion bill, a major 2020 NPI leg­isla­tive pri­or­i­ty, which was recent­ly signed into law by Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee. She has also devel­oped leg­is­la­tion to improve access to child­care and pro­hib­it the soli­tary con­fine­ment of youths while in jail.

Because of Sen­a­tor Wilson’s work, Wash­ing­ton’s young peo­ple are safer and have bet­ter access to infor­ma­tion need­ed to make healthy deci­sions.

We are deeply appre­cia­tive of Sen­a­tor Wilson’s great work and we’re look­ing for­ward to hear­ing her per­spec­tive on the recent­ly con­clud­ed leg­isla­tive ses­sion tomor­row evening. We invite you to join us online as we hold our annu­al Spring Fundrais­ing Gala for the twelfth time, in a brand new incar­na­tion.

Get tick­ets for NPI’s 2020 Spring Gala (and FallFest!)

If you have not yet pur­chased a tick­et to the gala, you can either buy a Vir­tu­al Gala Access Pass for $25/person, or you can buy com­bined tick­ets to the Vir­tu­al Gala and FallFest for $100 (Indi­vid­ual) or $150 (House­hold). The choice is yours.

You’ll save $25 on admis­sion to both events by pur­chas­ing an Indi­vid­ual Tick­et and save $50 or more on admis­sion by pur­chas­ing a House­hold tick­et.

Please note that the Vir­tu­al Gala will not be pub­licly livestreamed. To par­tic­i­pate, you must either have a Vir­tu­al Gala Access Pass or a Gala/FallFest tick­et. All pro­ceeds from the Vir­tu­al Gala and FallFest will ben­e­fit the North­west Pro­gres­sive Institute’s essen­tial research and advo­ca­cy.

If you have ques­tions, please use our con­tact form to get in touch.

Thanks for your sup­port of NPI’s work, it’s deeply appre­ci­at­ed.

We hope to see you — vir­tu­al­ly! — tomor­row night.

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