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.
Dr. Lucia Isabella Florindez is a Social Scientist and Project Manager at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with expertise in promoting health equity in minoritized and culturally diverse populations. Her work merges the worlds of lived experiences, culture, and public health. She focuses on using qualitative and mixed methods to explore how social determinants of health, like income, education, language barriers, and race/ethnicity impact everyday life and overall health in community-based populations.