The UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative utilizes a multi-pronged approach to ensure Latinos and other communities of color have a seat at the decision-making table and fair opportunities to thrive.
UCLA LPPI is committed to working with leading experts, advocates and elected officials to address today’s most pressing issues. We are committed to championing evidence-based policy solutions that expand genuine opportunity for all Americans by shining a spotlight on how Latinos are and are not included in policy-making.
The UCLA Voting Rights Project is the flagship project of the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative aimed at creating an accessible and equitable system of voting for all Americans through impact litigation, research, and clinical education to expand access to the ballot box.
Alicia Miñana de Lovelace, a Los Angeles attorney who works in multiple arenas, including the formation and dissolution of corporations and partnerships; licensing, production, distribution and management agreements with artists, managers and recording labels; low-income housing; and employment law.
As a community advocate, she was the founding chairperson of The Learning Rights Law Center, a nonprofit formed by UCLA School of Law graduates to help low-income families advocate for children with learning disabilities and support children in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. She also is a founding trustee of Vistamar School in Hermosa Beach. In 2013, Miñana de Lovelace received a UCLA School of Law alumna of the year award for public and community service. She holds a UCLA law degree.