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.
Mindy Acevedo is a UCLA Law class of 2021 member and is a part of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy Program. Acevedo joined the UCLA Voting Rights Project as a law school fellow.
Mindy Acevedo was a law clerk to Andrea Sheridan Ordin, as the Special Master in the Flores v. Reno litigation, concerning the conditions of detention of immigrant minors. Formerly, she earned an MFA at UCLA in fine art and worked as a litigation assistant at the public interest law firm Strumwasser & Woocher LLP.