Robert P. Alvarez is a communications assistant at the Institute for Policy Studies. While the bulk of his work is media and press focused, he also functions as a content writer for IPS’ newsletter and website.

As an undergraduate, Robert studied communications and public affairs at California State University, Chico, where he went on to study political science and public policy as a graduate student.

Robert has been fortunate enough to work with a variety of stakeholders including those from criminal justice reform, international development, affordable housing, education, and policy backgrounds. His goal is to use his experience to fight inequity in all its manifestations, and to employ technology and media as tools for progress.

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In Mass Shootings, Motive Matters

If we omit the El Paso shooter’s motive, we risk erasing the victims — minimizing them to footnotes in the coverage of yet another mass shooting.

Return of the Poll Tax

Florida's anti-democratic poll tax will cost the state hundreds of thousands of voters — and hundreds of millions of dollars.

Let Prison Inmates Vote

Mass incarceration is now a bipartisan concern. Its effects on our democracy should be, too.

Abolish the Electoral College, Empower the People

Republicans don't respect Americans enough to let them pick their own president.

Even as Voter Registration Soars, Voter Suppression Lives On

Is your state working to increase accessibility to the ballot box, or to disenfranchise its citizens?

Communications Assistant