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.
Cassandra Frias is a Law Fellow and a UCLA School of Law class of 2021 student. Cassandra believes that fair elections, in which no one is denied their right to vote are the key to strengthening democratic governance. Cassandra previously served as an international electoral observer for Venezuela’s 2012 primary elections and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco.