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.
Carla Vasquez-Noriega is a 2020 Policy Fellow who studies Urban Planning at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs. She is passionate about providing safe, dignified, and affordable housing to our most vulnerable communities. To that end, she has been working on research about how the housing crisis and transit-oriented development affect communities of color. Carla was previously a research analyst at the Urban Institute, where she supported projects on community safety and policing.