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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.
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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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