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Christina López

Christina López

American feminist
Christina López
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Intro American feminist
Is Feminist
From United States of America
Type Activism
Gender female
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Christina López (born 1968) is a Phoenix-born Chicana feminist who ran for Vice President of the United States in the 2012 elections in a write-in campaign by the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP), alongside presidential candidate Stephen Durham.

López began mobilizing for civil rights at an early age. In 1986, as a member of the Chicano student organization, MEChA, she fought against an English-only law in Arizona. She also took part in a campaign for state recognition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
López moved to Seattle in the late 1990s, where she became involved with the Freedom Socialist Party. She represented the party in community campaigns to defend affirmative action, free imprisoned Black radical Mumia Abu-Jamal, oppose police brutality, and stop attacks on immigrants. She has been a leading voice in the National Comrades of Color Caucus, which includes activists in the party and its sister organization, Radical Women (RW).

After joining Radical Women, López was elected president of the Seattle chapter in 2005. Under her leadership, the organization has defended reproductive rights, built connections with organized labor, brought a feminist voice to the antiwar movement, and fought state cuts to jobs and vital services through the Sisters Organize for Survival.

In a pamphlet published by Radical Women Publications in March 2012, Estamos en la Lucha: Immigrant Women Light the Fires of Resistance, López examines the impact of U.S. immigration policies and highlights the leadership role of migrant women in the U.S.
Nominee López, says the campaign hopes to "register a protest against both the unjust economic system and the rigged electoral process that keeps it in place. …We want to generate discussion and action around solutions for people’s immediate survival and for changing the system for good.”

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