El Congreso was established in 1969. We are Chicano/Latino support group and political student organization. We are the official M.E.Ch.A Chapter at UCSB. We are comprised of a general body and 16 associated committees, each specializing in a distinct area of El movimiento. El Congreso is committed to fighting against the diverse struggles that the Chican@/Latin@ community faces through education, political organizing, and direct action.