Welcome to Permanent Defense, a project of the Northwest Progressive Institute founded in February of 2002 to protect Washington from destructive right wing initiatives. Our mission is to safeguard the common wealth, which funds our schools, transit, roads, parks, libraries, hospitals, police, fire, and emergency medical services… or, more concisely, all of the great public services that we as a people have created through the years through the wise investment of our tax dollars.
For over a decade, our common wealth has been threatened and attacked by right wing initiatives designed to paralyze our communities and wreck government. Permanent Defense exists to provide a year-round first response to these harmful ballot measures. In cooperation with other caring Washingtonians, we are working to ensure a better future for our state and broader prosperity for our families.