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.
JOSE GARCIA is a first-year graduate student completing the Master of Public Policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, where his focus areas include Inequality and Economic Development. Jose was raised in San Diego, California after migrating from Mexico at the age of five. As a DACA recipient, Jose has been a vocal advocate in the fight for immigration reform at the national level. In early 2021, the New York Times published a letter to the editor he wrote urging Congress and the Biden administration to finally pass immigration reforms. Before going back to school Jose held positions in the Nonprofit and Philanthropic sector mobilizing Latinos in California around the 2020 Elections and 2020 Census.