In the News

Washington Post, Have Democrats turned the corner with Latino voters?, (December 11, 2018)

NPR, Midterm Election Turnout, (November 6, 2018)

The LA Times, Connecting the dots on Brett Kavanaugh (Sept. 20th, 2018)

Press Releases

‘Stemming the Rise of Latino Homelessness: Lessons from Los Angeles County,’ takes a critical look at the unique experience of Latino homelessness in Los Angeles County, the jurisdiction with the largest homeless population in the U.S. 

Read the full press release here.

 

President pro Tempore Emeritus of the California State Senate Kevin De León joins UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs as a distinguished policymaker-in-residence and senior analyst. His role will include an advisory position with the Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (LPPI).

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UCLA’s Latino Policy & Politics Initiative and the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society program will co-produce a special event, “2018 Midterm Elections & the Latino Vote,” featuring Tom Perez, Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Daniel Garza, President of the Libre Initiative, Dr. Matt Barreto, Faculty Director of LPPI, Tatiana Matta, Candidate for CA-32, and Mariana Atencio, news correspondent for MSNBC. The event’s reception will feature live entertainment from La Chamba and remarks from Frankie Negrón.

Watch a livestream of the event here.

LPPI launches the first ever analysis to evaluate the Smithsonian Institution’s progress in implementing the ten recommendations from its 1994 report on the significant underrepresentation of Latinos in the Smithsonian workforce, programming, and collections. This project, led by LPPI experts Dr. Matt Barreto, Sonja Diaz, Dr. Juan Herrera and Dr. Chon Noriega of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, will assess how the nation’s preeminent art and cultural institution reflects and represents Latinos as part of U.S. cultural heritage.

Read the press release here.

On June 5, 2018 California voters head to the polls to elect candidates in races for all eight statewide constitutional offices, Congress, and down the ballot. LPPI Policy Expert Dr. Matt A. Barreto and a team of policy fellows assess election returns in real-time to identify: 1) Latino Vote Choice in all eight statewide constitutional office races, the United States Senate race, and a sub-set of contested House of Representatives races, and 2) Latino Voter Turnout, with an emphasis on comparing participation in June 2018 to June 2014.

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