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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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U.S. Representative Denny Heck to keynote NPI’s 2014 Spring Fundraising Gala

Excerpt: As of this evening, we are just sev­en­teen days away from our 2014 Spring Fundrais­ing Gala, which (as in past years!) will be tak­ing place in the heart of King Coun­ty at the Mer­cer Island Com­mu­ni­ty & Events Cen­ter. For the past few months, we’ve been busy orga­niz­ing the event and putting togeth­er a great […]
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State Representative Chris Reykdal to speak at NPI’s 2014 Spring Fundraising Gala

Excerpt: This evening, we are pleased to announce that one of our state’s bright­est and hard­est-work­ing law­mak­ers will be the open­ing speak­er at our 2014 Spring Fundrais­ing Gala on April 25th: State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Chris Reyk­dal. Since his elec­tion to the Wash­ing­ton State House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives in 2010, Chris has served his con­stituents in the 22nd Dis­trict […]
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Save the Date: NPI’s 2014 Spring Fundraising Gala will be Friday, April 25th, 2014

Excerpt: As long­time sup­port­ers know, each year, in the mid­dle of spring, we hold a major event to thank our sup­port­ers and raise mon­ey to sup­port our work. It takes the com­bined strength of our board, staff, and con­trib­u­tors to suc­cess­ful­ly put togeth­er, but with each pass­ing year, we’ve got­ten more adept at orga­niz­ing it. Last […]
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Sound Transit CEO Joni Earl to speak at NPI’s 2013 Spring Fundraising Gala on April 5th

Excerpt: Today is Per­ma­nent Defense’s eleventh anniver­sary, and giv­en that Per­ma­nent Defense was ini­tial­ly cre­at­ed to oppose I‑776 (Tim Eyman’s scheme to block Cen­tral Link light rail from being built), it seems like the per­fect time for us to announce that Joni Earl, the CEO of Sound Tran­sit, will be one of the speak­ers at NPI’s […]
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Save the Date: NPI’s 2013 Spring Fundraising Gala will be Friday, April 5th, 2013

Excerpt: It may seem hard to believe, but spring is just around the cor­ner here in the Pacif­ic North­west. Offi­cial­ly, we are more than halfway through the win­ter sea­son (the ver­nal equinox is on March 20th this year) and unof­fi­cial­ly, we are just over three weeks away from the begin­ning of mete­o­ro­log­i­cal spring (March 1st). So […]
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Save the Date: NPI’s 2012 Spring Fundraising Gala will be April 12th, 2012

Excerpt: We are pleased to announce this after­noon that we have final­ized a date for our 2012 Spring Fundrais­ing Gala, which is unques­tion­ably the best oppor­tu­ni­ty we offer to learn about what we do and sup­port our work. This year’s event will be tak­ing place Thurs­day, April 12th, 2012, at the Mer­cer Island Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter — […]
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