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Category Archives: Events

Scandals and ethics violations abound as the 2020 Republican National Convention begins

Excerpt: It should really be called the Trump National Convention, because that's what it is: a carnival in allegiance to a man who represents the worst of humanity.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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Joe Biden dwells among us: He’s not just from the people or for the people, but of the people

Excerpt: America’s past leaders have told us that they are from the people and for the people. 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden added a dimension in his Thursday night acceptance speech. Biden is *of* the people.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republican Noise Machine aimlessly flings mud as Democrats rally behind Joe Biden

Excerpt: Professionally employed insult hurlers on Fox and other right wing media outlets are trying out every attack they can think of, hoping something will stick and bring down the 2020 Democratic ticket.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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2020 DNC Day One: Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders kick off fully distributed convention

Excerpt: "We the People" was the theme for the opening night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, which was originally supposed to take place in Milwaukee.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Netroots Nation brings back Elizabeth Warren and Pramila Jayapal for 2020 Friday keynote

Excerpt: Joining Warren and Jayapal were Representatives Deb Haaland, Katie Porter, and Barbara Lee, who are all deeply committed to progressive change in America.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Netroots Nation 2020 opens with “biggest, baddest, blackest panel of the summer”

Excerpt: Speakers included Representative Joe Neguse of Colorado, Maurice Mitchell of the Working Families Party, likely future U.S. Representative Jamaal Bowman, and Stacey Abrams.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Democratic Secretaries of State discuss protecting the vote at Netroots Nation 2020

Excerpt: Denise Merrill of Connecticut, Jena Griswold of Colorado, and Jocelyn Benson of Michigan teamed up for a panel that previewed the 2020 presidential election.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Democratic AGs discuss taking on Trump and building equity at Netroots Nation 2020

Excerpt: Attorneys general Phil Weiser, Xavier Becerra, Keith Ellison, and Maura Healey helped kickstart the conference with a substantive panel discussion.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Equity, climate justice, and public health go hand in hand, Netroots Nation panelists say

Excerpt: The world is grappling with a novel coronavirus pandemic while climate damage grows ever worse. Netroots Nation 2020 decided to explore how systemic inequality defines both fights.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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The show must go on: NPI’s 2020 Spring Gala migrates online amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Excerpt: Enjoy highlights from the Northwest Progressive Institute's twelfth Spring Fundraising Gala, which is a virtual event for the first time in its history.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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Superintendent Chris Reykdal to address NPI’s 2020 Virtual Spring Gala on April 17th

Excerpt: Join us on Friday, April 17th for our 2020 Spring Fundraising Gala. State Representative Chris Reykdal will brief us on OSPI's response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Redmond City Councilmember Varisha Khan to speak at NPI’s 2020 Virtual Spring Gala

Excerpt: At our 2020 Spring Fundraising Gala, taking place exclusively online, we will hear from dynamic young progressive leaders who are making a difference for our region.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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