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    Democracy & Voting Rights

    Sonja Diaz in SF Gate: “Judge is first Latina nominated to California’s high court”


    Despite the growing influence of Latinos, who make up the largest racial or ethnic group of California’s nearly 40 million residents, no Latina has served in a statewide constitutional office or as U.S. senator, said Sonja Diaz, founding director of UCLA’s Latino Policy and Politics Initiative.