UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute is committed to shaping a new narrative so that Latinos are meaningfully considered in all policymaking conversations.
News & Press
UCLA Latino Groups Honor Cindy Montañez
On August 31st, Cindy Montañez, a dedicated public servant and advocate, shared the news of her advanced-stage cancer diagnosis. Starting her remarkable journey as the youngest member ever elected to the San Fernando Council at age 25, Montañez’s commitment led her to serve on the California State Assembly. Later, she continued her environmental advocacy as the assistant general manager of the L.A. Department of Water and Power.
Jobs & Labor
UCLA LPPI in Yahoo! Finance: “20 Cities With The Most Hispanics”
Yahoo! Finance featured data published by UCLA LPPI about the state of Latino-owned businesses in California in their analysis of the economic contributions of Latinos in the country’s largest cities.
Diversity & Inclusion
Statement on the Appointment of Miguel A. Santana as New President and CEO of the California Community Foundation
UCLA LPPI welcomes Miguel Santana as the new President and CEO of the California Community Foundation. We know Latino representation is essential in any sector where power is held, and decisions are made that directly impact Latinos and other communities of color.
Voting Rights Project
UCLA VRP VICTORY: Federal Court Rules that Washington’s Legislative District Map Violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act
The UCLA Voting Rights Project (UCLA VPR), together with the Campaign Legal Center (CLC), MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), and attorney Edwardo Morfin of the Morfin Law Firm in Washington filed the lawsuit in January 2022 on behalf of individual Latino voters in the Yakima Valley area.
Voting Rights Project
Matt Baretto in the Seattle Times: “WA Must Redraw Yakima Valley Legislative Map Judge Says is Discriminatory “
UCLA LPPI Faculty Director Matt Barretto was quoted on the historic Federal Court that will allow Yakima Valley Latino voters to form a majority and have an opportunity to elect a candidate of their choice to the Washington Senate and House.