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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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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 […]
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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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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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Tables at NPI’s 2015 Spring Fundraising Gala to be named after great progressive leaders

Excerpt: Late Feb­ru­ary is the time of year when many North­ern Hemi­sphere dwellers like to say that spring is right around the cor­ner. For those of us liv­ing west of the Cas­cades here in the Pacif­ic North­west, it feels like spring has already arrived, with the unusu­al­ly warm tem­per­a­tures we’ve been expe­ri­enc­ing. The oth­er day, my […]
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