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Hilary Franz to deliver opening address at NPI’s 2019 Spring Fundraising Gala in Renton

Excerpt: On Friday, April 26th, the Northwest Progressive Institute will hold its biggest event of the year in the heart of King County. Meet our opening speaker.
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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.
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State Representative Kristine Reeves to speak at NPI’s 2018 Spring Fundraising Gala

Excerpt: We are just two days away from NPI's 2018 Spring Fundraising Gala in Renton on Saturday, April 7th. With the big evening just forty-eight hours away, we are delighted to announce that State Representative Kristine Reeves of Federal Way (D-30th District) will be our closing speaker this year.
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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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Lynn Allen Award honoree Paul Lawrence: We need a resurgence of progressive activism

Excerpt: Read the text of Paul Lawrence's Lynn Allen Awards acceptance speech, delivered at NPI's 2017 Spring Fundraising Gala.
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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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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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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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