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    Democracy & Voting Rights

    Gavin Newsom names California’s first Latino U.S. senator to replace Kamala Harris

    Sonja Diaz, founding director of UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative, anticipates Padilla’s agenda will focus on ensuring immigrants are not left behind or excluded from COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts. “Padilla has been pretty clear about his support for immigrant families, recognizing the social, economic and political contributions of these communities,” said Sonja Diaz (Also: The Fresno Bee).