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Category Archives: Announcements

State Representative Lillian Ortiz-Self to speak at NPI’s 2016 Spring Fundraising Gala

Excerpt: With the sea­son of renew­al less than a week away, and NPI’s 2016 Spring Fundrais­ing Gala not far behind, it’s now time for us to announce who the final speak­er at this year’s gala will be. Pre­vi­ous­ly, we had the plea­sure of reveal­ing that U.S. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Adam Smith would be our keynote speak­er and Tina […]
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NPI to honor Representative Jim McDermott at 2016 Spring Fundraising Gala on April 1st

Excerpt: Three weeks from tomor­row evening, on Fri­day, April 1st, 2016, NPI will be hold­ing its eighth Spring Fundrais­ing Gala at the Mer­cer Island Com­mu­ni­ty & Event Cen­ter. As in years past, we’ve been work­ing hard to put togeth­er a strong speak­ing pro­gram for the event. We’ve pre­vi­ous­ly announced that our keynote speak­er for this year […]
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Secretary of State hopeful Tina Podlodowski to emcee NPI’s 2016 Spring Fundraising Gala

Excerpt: Tonight, with NPI’s 2016 Spring Fundrais­ing Gala just four weeks away, we are thrilled to announce that we have a won­der­ful Mas­ter of Cer­e­monies lined up to run this year’s speak­ing pro­gram: Tina Pod­lodows­ki, for­mer Seat­tle City Coun­cilmem­ber and cur­rent can­di­date for Sec­re­tary of State. Tina has a long his­to­ry of pub­lic ser­vice in Seat­tle and […]
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Browse with confidence: Permanent Defense and Pacific NW Portal have gone HTTPS-only

Excerpt: Last spring, we embarked on an ambi­tious project to strength­en the secu­ri­ty of the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute’s net­work of web­sites by mak­ing them avail­able only over HTTPS, begin­ning with this domain, nwprogressive.org, and all the pub­li­ca­tions housed under it, like the Cas­ca­dia Advocate. Today, we are pleased to announce that we have done the same […]
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Tickets to NPI’s 2016 Spring Fundraising Gala (Friday, April 1st) are now on sale!

Excerpt: As of this Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 22nd, we will be three weeks into 2016, and just ten weeks away from our eighth Spring Fundrais­ing Gala, sched­uled to take place on Fri­day, April 1st, 2016 (April Fools’ Day). With the big night rapid­ly draw­ing near, we’re pleased to announce that ear­ly-bird tick­et sales for this year’s gala […]
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Browse with confidence: NPI’s core network now encrypting all visits by default

Excerpt: It seems like hard­ly a week goes by these days when we don’t hear about yet anoth­er data breach or new­ly-dis­cov­ered exploit in wide­ly used soft­ware. Bad neigh­bor­hoods have exist­ed on the Inter­net for a long time, but dan­ger now seems to present itself at every turn. There’s mal­ware lurk­ing all over the place, email […]
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State Attorney General Bob Ferguson to keynote NPI’s 2015 Spring Fundraising Gala

Excerpt: With the first day of April near­ly upon us, and NPI’s 2015 Spring Fundrais­ing Gala not far behind, it’s now time for us to announce who the final speak­er at this year’s gala will be. Pre­vi­ous­ly, we had the plea­sure of reveal­ing that U.S. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Derek Kilmer would be our open­ing speak­er and Kirk­land City […]
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Kirkland City Councilmember Shelley Kloba to emcee NPI’s 2015 Spring Fundraising Gala

Excerpt: Tonight, with NPI’s 2015 Spring Fundrais­ing Gala now just six weeks away, we are thrilled to announce that we have a fan­tas­tic Mas­ter of Cer­e­monies lined up to run this year’s speak­ing pro­gram: Kirk­land City Coun­cilmem­ber Shel­ley Klo­ba. Shel­ley is one of the East­side’s most prin­ci­pled and hard­work­ing elect­ed offi­cials. She was appoint­ed by her […]
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U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer to speak at NPI’s 2015 Spring Fundraising Gala

Excerpt: Tonight, we are very pleased and excit­ed to announce that U.S. Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Derek Kilmer will be the open­ing speak­er at our sev­enth Spring Fundrais­ing Gala, which will take place April 10th at the Mer­cer Island Com­mu­ni­ty & Event Center. First elect­ed to the U.S. House in 2012, Con­gress­man Kilmer rep­re­sents Wash­ing­ton’s 6th Con­gres­sion­al Dis­trict, which […]
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NPI’s Eleventh Anniversary Picnic is in three weeks: Don’t forget to RSVP!

Excerpt: Three weeks from today, we’re going to be cel­e­brat­ing NPI’s eleventh anniver­sary (along with the defeat of Tim Eyman’s I‑1325!) in style at Red­mond’s Per­ri­go Park with a fes­tive sum­mer pic­nic, con­tin­u­ing a tra­di­tion we began last year. We will have sev­er­al spe­cial guests with us, includ­ing state Sen­ate can­di­date Matt Isen­how­er (run­ning in the 45th […]
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U.S. Representative Denny Heck to keynote NPI’s 2014 Spring Fundraising Gala

Excerpt: As of this evening, we are just sev­en­teen days away from our 2014 Spring Fundrais­ing Gala, which (as in past years!) will be tak­ing place in the heart of King Coun­ty at the Mer­cer Island Com­mu­ni­ty & Events Cen­ter. For the past few months, we’ve been busy orga­niz­ing the event and putting togeth­er a great […]
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Robert Cruickshank elected president of the Northwest Progressive Institute for 2014

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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Save the Date: NPI’s 2014 Spring Fundraising Gala will be Friday, April 25th, 2014

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 suc­cess­ful­ly put togeth­er, but with each pass­ing year, we’ve got­ten more adept at orga­niz­ing it. Last year, […]
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NPI launches BallotGuide.info, a microsite that demystifies ballot measures

Excerpt: On behalf of the team at here at the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute, I’m pleased to announce this evening that we have launched BallotGuide.info, a new microsite designed to help pro­gres­sive vot­ers nav­i­gate the many mea­sures on the 2013 gen­er­al elec­tion bal­lot in Wash­ing­ton State. (Microsites, for those who don’t speak tech, are very small stand­alone web­sites […]
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