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.
Will McKenna is a Law Fellow at the UCLA Voting Rights Project and UCLA School of Law class of 2021 student. Will believes that by creating free, fair, inclusive, transparent, and accessible electoral processes that we can build a democracy that lives up to our highest ideals. Will has mentored hundreds of middle and high school students in the YMCA Youth & Government program, has worked for countless political campaigns, and has served in the chambers of the Hon. Shirley K. Watkins in Los Angeles Superior Court.