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Matt Barreto

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Civil Rights , Democracy & Voting Rights , Demography & Population Studies ,
Faculty Co-Director, LPPI; Professor of Political Science, Chicana/o Studies
Division of Social Sciences

Matt Barreto is a professor of political science and Chicana/o studies at UCLA. Barreto came to UCLA in 2015 after serving as a professor of political science at the University of Washington, Seattle, and director of the Washington Institute for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from UC Irvine. His research examines the political participation of racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S., and he has taught various courses on racial and ethnic politics, the Voting Rights Act, elections, statistics, and American politics. Barreto has published nearly 50 peer-reviewed research articles, chapters and books that examine Latino public opinion, voting behavior, and racial politics in America. His books include “Ethnic Cues: The Role of Shared Ethnicity in Latino Political Behavior” (University of Michigan Press), “Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America” (Princeton University Press), and “Latino America: How America’s Most Dynamic Population Is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation” (Public Affairs). 

With a background in Latino voting patterns, Barreto has co-authored the 2018 Midterm Elections & The Latino Vote, which focuses on the growing political impact of Latinos in elections, as well as Assessing Latino Vote Growth 2014 to 2018, an analysis of the growing Latino electorate. Barreto has been invited to brief the U.S. Senate, the White House and U.S. House committees, and he has been a keynote speaker at many national Latino-focused conferences, including NALEO, LULAC, CHCI, NCLR and others. Barreto has been an expert witness in numerous Voting Rights Act lawsuits, providing statistical analysis and testimony on vote dilution, racially polarized voting, and voter identification laws. His testimony and research reports were cited in decisions against voter identification laws in Texas, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.

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Reports from Matt Barreto

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Pico Neighborhood Association v. City of Santa Monica
Court Filings & Opinions Democracy & Voting Rights

Pico Neighborhood Association v. City of Santa Monica

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Dr. Matt Barreto Congressional Testimony Before the Committee on House Administration on Voting In America: The Potential For Voter ID Laws, Proof-Of-Citizenship Laws, And Lack Of Multi-Lingual Support To Interfere With Free And Fair Access To The Ballot
Testimony Democracy & Voting Rights

Dr. Matt Barreto Congressional Testimony Before the Committee on House Administration on Voting In America: The Potential For Voter ID Laws, Proof-Of-Citizenship Laws, And Lack Of Multi-Lingual Support To Interfere With Free And Fair Access To The Ballot

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An Evaluation Of The Efficacy Of Community Clinic-Based Integrated Voter Engagement During California’s 2020 General Election
Policy Report Democracy & Voting Rights

An Evaluation Of The Efficacy Of Community Clinic-Based Integrated Voter Engagement During California’s 2020 General Election

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Georgia: COVID-19 and Language Access Litigation
Letters and Memorandums Democracy & Voting Rights

Georgia: COVID-19 and Language Access Litigation

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Trump v. Boockvar (Pennsylvania)
Court Filings & Opinions Democracy & Voting Rights

Trump v. Boockvar (Pennsylvania)

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Texas League of United Latin American Citizens v. Abbott
Court Filings & Opinions Democracy & Voting Rights

Texas League of United Latin American Citizens v. Abbott

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An Evaluation of the Efficacy of Community Clinic-Based Integrated Voter Engagement During California’s 2020 Primary Election
Policy Report Democracy & Voting Rights

An Evaluation of the Efficacy of Community Clinic-Based Integrated Voter Engagement During California’s 2020 Primary Election

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Analysis of New York State’s Absentee Ballot Laws and Process and the Immediate Need for Absentee Ballot Reform
Policy Report Democracy & Voting Rights

Analysis of New York State’s Absentee Ballot Laws and Process and the Immediate Need for Absentee Ballot Reform

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Protecting Public Health in the 2020 Elections
Democracy & Voting Rights

Protecting Public Health in the 2020 Elections

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Assessing Latino Vote Growth: 2014 to 2018
Democracy & Voting Rights

Assessing Latino Vote Growth: 2014 to 2018

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Latino Policy & Politics Initiative

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Without a Latino Agenda