Endorsers of the NPV Plan

Formal endorsements of the National Popular Vote Plan as of March 2009 include the following. Web-based versions of these endorsements can be found via the links provided.

  • Asian American Action Fund
    • AAA-Fund's endorsement of National Popular Vote (NPV) [link]
  • [ Common Cause ]
    • Common Cause and several of its state branches have been active partners from the news conference announcing the plan in February 2006.
    • At its 2008 annual convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, the NAACP adopted a resolution in support of the proposition of a national popular vote for president in general and the National Popular Vote plan in  particular. It won final approval of the NAACP board on October 17, 2008. [resolution (PDF 54 Kb)]
  • National Black Caucus of State Legislators
    • In December 2006, This resolution [resolution (PDF 37 Kb)] was unanimously adopted by the Judiciary Committee of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) at its annual meeting in Jackson, Mississippi . It was adopted by acclamation on the floor.
  • National Latino Congreso
  • Sierra Club
    • In February, 2009, Sierra Club published its formal endorsement of NPV [resolution]
  • U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG)

The following organizations have also established support for a national popular vote plan:

  • Defenders of Wildlife
  • Public Citizen

For a listing of state legislators and other individuals backing the National Popular Vote Plan, see its webpage at www.nationalpopularvote.com.


July 13th 2009
Albatross of U.S. democracy
Indianapolis Star

FairVote research is cited in support of the National Popular Vote plan in Indiana, because "every vote cast for president should be equally important and equally coveted, whether it originates in California, Connecticut or Crawfordsville."

July 9th 2009
Winner-take-all can elect a second-place president
San Diego Union-Tribune

The founder of National Popular Vote lays out the shortcomings and injustices of the Electoral College system, and shows why the National Popular Vote plan is the right solution.

May 17th 2009
Why states should adopt the National Popular Vote plan for president
San Diego Union-Tribune

FairVote's Rob Richie writes that the Electoral College deepens political inequality, and explains why the National Popular Vote plan is our best opportunity to ensure that every vote for president is equally valued.

May 14th 2009
Let's Make Every Vote Count
The Nation

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of the Nation magazine, highlights FairVote's research in an important piece on the "broad support" growing in the states for the National Popular Vote plan to elect the president.

May 13th 2009
Representative Democracy: Two Steps Forward
The Daily Herald

The executive director of the Economic Opportunity Institute heralds the passage of the National Popular Vote bill in Washington state.

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