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.
Tye Rush is a 4th year Political Science doctoral student who studies Race, Ethnicity, and Politics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Tye studies voting rights and barriers to accessing the ballot box, most recently he co-authored Vote-By-Mail: Debunking the Myth of Voter Fraud in Mail Ballots. He believes that no group should be deterred from exercising their right to vote.
He is currently a fellow at the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at Luskin. Prior to his fellowship at UCLA Luskin, he served as Redistricting and Voting Fellow at Common Cause California.