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Category Archives: Announcements

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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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.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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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.
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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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