Christine Chavez has a made a lifetime commitment to civil rights, the labor movement, and community organizing. Today, Christine works for the United States Department of Agriculture where she serves as the Farmworker Coordinator. Prior to that, she served as the United Farm Workers’ political director. Christine once heard her grandfather, Cesar Chavez, say “we don’t need perfect political systems, we need perfect participation.” Taking it to heart she has come to master the art of modern day campaigning and community organizing. Latina Magazine recently named Christine as one of their top Latinas for her longtime involvement with civil rights issues; particularly, her work on marriage equality.