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Category Archives: Announcements

NPI, Change Research discuss how to read and assess this year’s Seattle electoral polling

Excerpt: In this Q&A, NPI founder Andrew Villeneuve and Change Research Senior Survey Data Analyst Ben Greenfield talk about best practices for interpreting poll data, like the surveys of Seattle that Change fielded for NPI this year.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI launches VoteMaintained.org, a resource for navigating “advisory votes”

Excerpt: The Northwest Progressive Institute has created a new website for voters that provides guidance on how to respond to statewide "advisory votes" ... the three items (numbered #36, #37, and #38) that every Washington voter will see at the top of the 2021 ballot.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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PNWcurrents Episode III is live: This month, we discuss voter turnout and election fatigue

Excerpt: Read the release announcement for the third episode of PNWcurrents, NPI's uniquely regional podcast. This episode features State Representatives Mia Gregerson, Ilana Rubel, and Dan Rayfield, who who joined NPI's Caya Berndt to discuss boosting voter turnout and combating election fatigue.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti to speak at NPI’s Eighteenth Anniversary Picnic (08/22)

Excerpt: Join us on Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 to hear from Washington's newest statewide elected official, who will deliver the keynote address at our celebration of NPI's eighteenth anniversary.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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PNWcurrents Episode II is live: This month, we look at our region’s response to COVID-19

Excerpt: Read the release announcement for the second episode of PNWcurrents, NPI's uniquely regional podcast. This episode features Dr. Hilary Godwin, Dr. Chunhuei Chi, and Dr. David Pate, who joined NPI's Caya Berndt to discuss our region's response to COVID-19.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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NPI announces 2021 Seattle polling plans

Excerpt: A heads up to everyone interested in Emerald City politics: NPI is expanding its public opinion research to the local level, beginning with two surveys in Seattle.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI launches a new podcast examining issues through a regional lens: PNWcurrents

Excerpt: Presented in a panel format, it brings together thinkers, activists, elected representatives, and topical experts to have constructive conversations about local and regional politics, policy, major issues, and ideas that impact the Pacific Northwest.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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The Biden-Harris administration’s American Rescue Plan is popular with Washingtonians

Excerpt: 60% of nine hundred and ninety two likely 2022 Washington State voters surveyed late last month by Public Policy Polling said they supported the American Rescue Plan, while 32% were opposed and 8% were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Democracy now: Washingtonians want the filibuster abolished in the U.S. Senate

Excerpt: 56% of respondents to our May 2021 statewide poll said that they support getting rid of the Senate filibuster, while 37% are opposed. 7% said they were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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WA Filing Week 2021: Taking a closer look at Seattle’s four citywide contests

Excerpt: Seattle has four citywide elected positions up for grabs in 2021, including the mayoralty.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II to speak at NPI’s 2021 Virtual Spring Gala

Excerpt: The Northwest Progressive Institute team is delighted to share that one of our alumni will be the featured speaker at our April 10th, 2021 Virtual Spring Fundraising Gala.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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