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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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Thanks to all who attended FallFest!

Excerpt: On behalf of the team at NPI, I’d like to extend my thanks to every­body who came to our first-ever FallFest tonight in down­town Seat­tle. We were very hap­py with how the event went, and we hope that those of you who came had a good time. As a result of your gen­eros­i­ty, we are […]
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Peter Steinbrueck: Our fractured metropolis (Text of the keynote from NPI’s 2011 gala)

Excerpt: Edi­tor’s Note: Fol­low­ing the con­clu­sion of our Spring Fundrais­ing Gala a few days ago, we have been asked if we could make the text of Peter Stein­brueck­’s keynote speech avail­able. He has kind­ly agreed to do so; what fol­lows are a pol­ished ver­sion of his pre­pared remarks, deliv­ered on April 28th at the Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter […]
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Thanks for a memorable evening!

Excerpt: Our 2011 Spring Fundrais­ing Gala is now his­to­ry. After months of plan­ning and prepa­ra­tion, the big night final­ly arrived… and we had a blast! On behalf of NPI’s staff and board, I want to thank every­one who par­tic­i­pat­ed in the event, par­tic­u­lar­ly our Mas­ter of Cer­e­monies, Bob Fer­gu­son, and our speak­ers — Tim­o­thy Ford, Reuven […]
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NPI’s 2011 Spring Fundraising Gala is only one week away… and you’re invited!

Excerpt: As of this evening, our 2011 Spring Fundrais­ing Gala — which will take place at the Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter at Mer­cer View — is just one week away. It’s shap­ing up to be one of the best events we’ve ever put togeth­er, and we hope to see many NPI sup­port­ers there. The speak­ing line­up con­sists of […]
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Timothy Ford joins the outstanding speaking lineup for our 2011 Spring Fundraising Gala

Excerpt: Any sup­port­er who has attend­ed one or both of our two past spring fundrais­ing galas knows that we try very hard to bring some of the bright­est minds from around our region to the stage at our event. That’s because our gala isn’t just about try­ing to raise mon­ey — it’s about thank­ing our loy­al […]
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Jay Inslee to speak at NPI’s 2011 Spring Fundraising Gala on Mercer Island

Excerpt: I am delight­ed to announce this morn­ing that Jay Inslee — my rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Con­gress and a true cham­pi­on for eco­nom­ic secu­ri­ty and envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion — will be speak­ing at NPI’s 2011 Spring Fundrais­ing Gala (with all pro­ceeds to ben­e­fit NPI), hap­pen­ing two weeks from tomor­row on Mer­cer Island. If you fol­low nation­al pol­i­tics, you […]
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Scott Macklin to speak at NPI’s 2011 Spring Fundraising Gala on April 28th

Excerpt: Hap­py Fri­day! Just so there’s absolute­ly no con­fu­sion, this post is not an April Fools’ Day joke. And that’s def­i­nite­ly a good thing! 🙂 On behalf of the team at NPI, I am pleased to announce this after­noon that the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton’s Scott Mack­lin will be speak­ing at our third Spring Fundrais­ing Gala, which […]
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Tim Eyman tries to rile up his supporters with Permanent Defense analysis

Excerpt: On Wednes­day, we pub­lished a report over at Per­ma­nent Defense ana­lyz­ing Tim Eyman’s first two months of fundrais­ing, enti­tled, “Vot­ers Want More Choic­es begins 2011 with no wealthy bene­fac­tor in sight”. That report appar­ent­ly hit a nerve, because Tim Eyman is present­ly send­ing out a mass-email to his sup­port­ers quot­ing it in full and ask­ing […]
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