EJ Juarez appointed to the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs

January 13, 2014 - EJ Juarez, a 2013 IAS alumni of the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies program, was appointed to serve on the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs by Governor Jay Inslee.  Commissioners advise the Governor, testify for and meet with the legislature and state agencies on the development and implementation of policies, plans, and programs that relate to the needs of the Latino community.  Juarez currently works for the Statewide Poverty Action Network.  His Cultural Studies capstone project focused on the racial dimension of contests over voter eligibility and election integrity, with the intent of  further understanding voter suppression tactics and informing the work of electoral policy makers, political party operatives, and voter rights and reform activists.