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Offering commentary and analysis from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, The Cascadia Advocate is the Northwest Progressive Institute's unconventional perspective on world, national, and local politics.

Category Archives: Events

Estela Ortega honored with Lynn Allen Award at NPI’s 2019 Spring Fundraising Gala

Excerpt: El Centro de la Raza's Estela Ortega has become the fifth person to earn NPI's highest honor, the Lynn Allen Award. Learn more.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Milwaukee selected as the host city for the 2020 Democratic National Convention

Excerpt: It's official: the Democratic Party will gather in the Midwest to nominate its next standard bearers for President and Vice President of the United States.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Save the Date: NPI’s next Spring Fundraising Gala will be held on Friday, April 26th, 2019

Excerpt: The NPI team invites you to join us for our eleventh Spring Fundraising Gala in April of 2019.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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This Sunday, NPI will honor late activist Alex Hendrickson with a Lynn Allen Award

Excerpt: Gifted activist and leader Alex Hendrickson died suddenly in early December 2018. Learn about NPI's plans to honor her with a Lynn Allen Award.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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We’ve been revolutionizing grassroots politics for a decade and a half: NPI is fifteen today!

Excerpt: August 22nd, 2018 is the the fifteen year anniversary of the founding of the Northwest Progressive Institute, which publishes the Cascadia Advocate.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Dr. Kim Schrier to speak at NPI’s Fifteenth Anniversary Picnic on Sunday, August 26th

Excerpt: We're excited to announce that Dr. Kim Schrier will be a featured speaker at our Fifteenth Anniversary Picnic on Sunday, August 26th, along with State Senator Patty Kuderer. Learn more:
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from New Orleans: Candidates in tough races take center stage at close of NN18

Excerpt: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Bill de Blasio. Randall Woodfin. Paulette Jordan. These and other candidates and elected officials made Netroots Nation 2018's closing keynote a plenary to remember.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
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LIVE from New Orleans: Netroots Nation 2019 to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Excerpt: Next year, Netroots Nation will be heading to the City of Brotherly and Sisterly Love. Learn more about plans for next year's convention.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from New Orleans: Netroots Nation hears what progressive women of color are doing to lift up communities across America

Excerpt: Netroots Nation 2018's second plenary session featured speeches from Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, but the highlight was a panel discussion featuring women leaders who are working to lift up communities across America through electoral organizing and movement building.
Written by:Alison Wendler
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LIVE from New Orleans: Why avoiding talking about race is inauthentic and ineffective

Excerpt: When we don't directly address race and dog whistle messages, people know that we aren't being honest. But when we call it out and address it, we build trust and authenticity. Invoking cross-racial solidarity helps to get past people's cynicism.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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LIVE from New Orleans: Thinking and uniting across issues to protect our federal judiciary

Excerpt: Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination can be blocked. At Netroots Nation, a distinguished panel of activists with expertise in opposing extremist right wing judicial nominations discussed what it will take to keep Kavanaugh off the bench and deny Trump and McConnell a victory.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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LIVE from New Orleans: America’s housing crisis is an issue for everyone, everywhere

Excerpt: The federal government has failed to address this growing crisis in our country, and that really needs to change in order to adequately address the problem. This is an issue where progressives can and should be leading.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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LIVE from New Orleans: A synopsis of films and filmmakers at Netroots Nation 2018

Excerpt: Learn about documentary films selected by Screening Liberally for viewing at Netroots Nation 2018.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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LIVE from New Orleans: Activists discuss teaming up to improve voter engagement

Excerpt: Read our recap of The Power Coalition: How Integrated Voter Engagement is Empowering Citizens in Louisiana, a panel discussion at Netroots Nation 2018.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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