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Permanent Defense

NO on I-1366 Committee forms; will respond to Tim Eyman’s signature turn-in tomorrow

Efforts to build a broad coalition to stop Tim Eyman’s I-1366 received a major boost today with NPI and Permanent Defense founder Andrew Villeneuve’s announcement of the formation of a statewide campaign committee to oppose the initiative. I-1… (read more)

Police report, eyewitness testimony documents harassment of citizens by Eyman petitioners

With Tim Eyman and his associates said to be winding down the signature drive for I-1366, Eyman’s most destructive initiative yet, NPI’s Permanent Defense has been reviewing anecdotes submitted by citizens and activists regarding their experie… (read more)

Larry Haler’s House Bill 2255 lives on as an initiative to the people

In response to Republican State Representative Larry Haler’s disappointing decision to withdraw House Bill 2255, legislation that sought to replace Tim Eyman’s I-747 with a more sensible property tax policy, NPI founder and executive director… (read more)

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    (Policy Network) — Keynote speech by Tristram Hunt on how Labour should respond to growing populism and the crisis afflicting European social democracy.
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    (Policy Network) — Keynote speech by Tristram Hunt on how Labour should respond to growing populism and the crisis afflicting European social democracy.
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    (Sightline Daily) — Alan Little known fact about me: my first publishing venture was not Sightline. It was an alternative newspaper I ran with a friend in junior high schoo....
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    (Netroots Foundation) — Progressives too often lead campaign messages with facts, policy abstractions or the problem itself, losing the public’s attention and failing to move a....
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