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Category Archives: Announcements

Representative Adam Smith to speak at NPI’s Nineteenth Anniversary Picnic (08/21)

Excerpt: Join us on Sunday, August 21st, 2022 to hear from Congressman Adam Smith, who will deliver the keynote address at our celebration of NPI's nineteenth anniversary.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay to open NPI’s 2022 Spring Fundraising Gala

Excerpt: First elected in 2019 to represent the 2nd District, Councilmember Zahilay is an alum of Franklin High School Stanford, and the University of Pennsylvania who has a long track record of successful community organizing. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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PNWcurrents Episode V is live: This month, we discuss the impacts of climate damage

Excerpt: Read the release announcement for the fifth episode of PNWcurrents, NPI's uniquely regional podcast. This episode features climatologists Karin Bumbaco of Washington, Larry W. O'Neill of Oregon, and Jeffrey Hicke of Idaho, who joined NPI's Caya Berndt to discuss the impacts of climate damage on the Pacific Northwest.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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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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