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.
Julie Aguilar is an LPPI Policy Fellow and MPP ’21 at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. She is interested in designing comprehensive immigration policies that support unaccompanied minors, asylum seekers, and detained migrants. Julie has co-authored LPPI research on the impact of shelter-in-place policies on LA communities of color. In her current research for LPPI’s Juvenile Justice report, she learned how data-driven analysis can legitimize and illustrate the needs of marginalized groups.