In what the Associated Press described as the largest gathering of Latino leaders in decades, the National Latino Congress convened in Los Angeles on September 6th. Convening organizations included MALDEF, LULAC and the Williem C. Velasquez Institute.
FairVote's Rob Richie addressed the opening plenary. That afternoon the Congreso passed a resolution supporting key FairVote reform priorities: the National Popular Vote plan to make every vote equal in presidential elections, instant runoff voting to generate majority winners in a single round of voting and proportional voting methods to represent most voters in local legislative elections. The resolution approved was 1.3 on electoral reform.