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Category Archives: Announcements

Hydroplane legend Chip Hanauer to host NPI’s 2018 Spring Gala reception on April 7th

Excerpt: The team at NPI is excited to announce that the reception for this year's Spring Fundraising Gala (to be held Saturday, April 7th at the Renton Community Center) will be hosted by hydroplane legend Chip Hanauer.
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Darcy Burner to emcee NPI’s 2018 Spring Fundraising Gala on Saturday, April 7th

Excerpt: Meet our 2018 Spring Gala Master of Ceremonies: Darcy Burner. Darcy has a long history of involvement in progressive politics as both a candidate and a strategist. She has run for Congress and the state Legislature and played an instrumental role in getting progressive members of Congress more organized.
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Major General Paul Eaton (Ret.) to accept Lynn Allen Award at NPI’s 2018 Spring Gala

Excerpt: At our April 7th, 2018 Spring Gala, NPI will present Lynn Allen Awards to two deserving individuals to recognize indispensable contributions to progressive causes. We are delighted to announce that our first honoree this year is Major General Paul Eaton (Retired), the Managing Director of the VetVoice Foundation.
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Tickets are now on sale for NPI’s 2018 Spring Fundraising Gala on Saturday, April 7th!

Excerpt: NPI is excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for our 2018 Spring Fundraising Gala, taking place Saturday, April 7th at 5:30 PM. This post goes into more detail about the event and provides a link to buy tickets.
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Save the Date: NPI’s tenth Spring Fundraising Gala will be held on Saturday, April 7th, 2018!

Excerpt: As long­time sup­port­ers know, each year, in the mid­dle of spring, we hold a major event to thank our sup­port­ers and raise mon­ey to sup­port our work. It takes the com­bined strength of our board, staff, and con­trib­u­tors to orga­nize, but it’s always been an extreme­ly suc­cess­ful event and we’re con­fi­dent it will con­tin­ue to […]
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U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene to speak at NPI’s Fourteenth Anniversary Picnic

Excerpt: We are delighted to announce that U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene will be one of our featured Summer Anniversary Picnic speakers this year. Suzan has ably represented Washington's 1st Congressional District in our nation's capital since January of 2013.
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NPI presents Joni Earl and Paul Lawrence with the very first Lynn Allen Awards

Excerpt: This evening, at our ninth Spring Fundrais­ing Gala on Mer­cer Island, we debuted a new event tra­di­tion: the Lynn Allen Awards. Named for our late sis­ter Lynn Allen, a found­ing board­mem­ber of NPI, these awards rec­og­nize peo­ple who have made indis­pens­able con­tri­bu­tions to pro­gres­sive caus­es for a decade or more. We lost Lynn to ovar­i­an […]
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King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci to open NPI’s 2017 Spring Fundraising Gala

Excerpt: Today, we are very hap­py to announce that King Coun­ty Coun­cilmem­ber Clau­dia Bal­duc­ci will be the open­ing speak­er at our 2017 Spring Fundrais­ing Gala, which will take place April 29th at the Mer­cer Island Com­mu­ni­ty & Event Cen­ter. A for­mer Belle­vue City Coun­cilmem­ber, Clau­dia joined the King Coun­ty Coun­cil last year fol­low­ing her over­whelm­ing 2015 […]
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Joni Earl, Paul Lawrence to be honored with Lynn Allen Awards at NPI’s 2017 Spring Gala

Excerpt: As pro­gres­sives, we believe in cham­pi­oning polit­i­cal progress for all peo­ple — it’s why we call our­selves pro­gres­sives. We believe that our soci­ety’s laws should be based on nur­tu­rant val­ues like empa­thy and mutu­al respon­si­bil­i­ty. As com­mit­ted pro­gres­sive activists, we work every day to advo­cate for poli­cies based on these val­ues. It’s not easy being […]
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Rick Hegdahl elected President of NPI for 2017–18; Diane Jones elected Vice President

Excerpt: Spring has often been called the sea­son of renew­al, and we’ve always thought it’s as good of a time as any to recal­i­brate and reor­ga­nize. To that end, each March, before we file our year­ly report with the Sec­re­tary of State’s office, our board holds its annu­al meet­ing. The prin­ci­pal busi­ness of this meet­ing is […]
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Want to save on tickets to NPI’s 2017 spring gala? Act now to get the early-bird rate

Excerpt: Read­ers, we are just forty-eight days away from our 2017 Spring Fundrais­ing Gala on Mer­cer Island (Sat­ur­day, April 29th at 6 PM), and we’re look­ing for­ward to shar­ing details of our speak­ing pro­gram with you. Before we announce who our speak­ers are, though, I want you to know that you still have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to buy a tick­et to the gala […]
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Camp Wellstone returns to Seattle this May — don’t miss this premiere training opportunity!

Excerpt: Camp Well­stone — the sig­na­ture train­ing offered by the orga­niz­ing genius­es at Well­stone Action — will be return­ing to Seat­tle for the twelfth con­sec­u­tive year, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Edith Sar­gon tells us. The 2017 camp has been sched­uled for May 19th-21st, coin­cid­ing with the end of Fil­ing Week here in Wash­ing­ton State. It will take place […]
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Join us tomorrow at the Rally for Student Civil Rights and Amply Funded Schools!

Excerpt: It is the para­mount duty of the state to make ample pro­vi­sion for the edu­ca­tion of all chil­dren resid­ing with­in its bor­ders, with­out dis­tinc­tion or pref­er­ence on account of race, col­or, caste, or sex. – Wash­ing­ton State Con­sti­tu­tion, Arti­cle IX, Sec­tion 1 Read­ers! Do you believe in the Con­sti­tu­tion of Wash­ing­ton State? Do you believe […]
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NPI’s tricolor logo gets a new, Cascadia-inspired palette: Meet “Forest & Mountains”

Excerpt: A new year has arrived, and with it a new look for NPI. Today, we’re unveil­ing a new iter­a­tion of our durable tri­col­or logo, using a palette inspired by the region we serve and love. Take a look: We call this palette “For­est & Moun­tains” because it was inspired by one of our favorite pho­tographs […]
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