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Category Archives: Announcements

NPI bestows its highest honor, the Lynn Allen Award, on the late Tony Lee (1948–2020)

Excerpt: The former Solid Ground Advocacy Director, known affectionately as the "conscience of the Legislature," is the eighth person to become a Lynn Allen Award Honoree.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Scramble for the Senate: Alex Padilla will be California’s next U.S. Senator

Excerpt: California's Secretary of State will become the first Latino to represent the Golden State in the U.S. Senate.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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The Biden-Harris administration takes shape with the announcement of key appointees

Excerpt: Joe Biden's picks indicate the direction that the President-Elect wants to take the country.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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President-elect Joe Biden appoints Ron Klain as his incoming White House Chief of Staff

Excerpt: Klain has decades of experience in the White House, as well as a close personal relationship with Biden.
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Mary Fairhurst honored with Lynn Allen Award at NPI’s Summer Anniversary Picnic

Excerpt: Retired Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst of Olympia has become the seventh person to earn NPI's highest honor, the Lynn Allen Award. Learn more.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI poll finds Joe Biden on track for landslide Washington State win in November 2020

Excerpt: The presumptive Democratic nominee might well win the Evergreen State by a larger margin than any presidential candidate since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Donald Trump is becoming more unpopular in Washington State’s suburbs, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: About three out of five likely Evergreen State voters said they disapproved of Trump's job performance, the same as in past years -- but there were changes at the regional level.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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State Senator Claire Wilson to speak at NPI’s 2020 Virtual Gala tomorrow evening

Excerpt: The prime sponsor of Washington State's groundbreaking comprehensive sexual health education bill will address NPI's twelfth gala.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Superintendent Chris Reykdal to address NPI’s 2020 Virtual Spring Gala on April 17th

Excerpt: Join us on Friday, April 17th for our 2020 Spring Fundraising Gala. State Representative Chris Reykdal will brief us on OSPI's response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Redmond City Councilmember Varisha Khan to speak at NPI’s 2020 Virtual Spring Gala

Excerpt: At our 2020 Spring Fundraising Gala, taking place exclusively online, we will hear from dynamic young progressive leaders who are making a difference for our region.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI’s 2020 Spring Fundraising Gala to be held virtually on April 17th instead of in-person

Excerpt: Due to the novel coronavirus, our upcoming gala is moving online. In-person gala traditions will continue at a new event in the autumn: NPI's FallFest.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Senator Manka Dhingra to emcee NPI’s 2020 Spring Fundraising Gala on Friday, April 17th

Excerpt: The distinguished Washington State Senator will anchor the main program at NPI's largest annual event in Renton.
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Tickets are now on sale for NPI’s 2020 Spring Fundraising Gala on Friday, April 17th!

Excerpt: Learn about plans for the twelfth incarnation of NPI's largest annual event and buy tickets.
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Julián Castro is no longer seeking the Democratic nomination for President

Excerpt: Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro is exiting the Democratic presidential sweepstakes after failing to gain traction.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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