Eva Longoria appeared on MSNBC this afternoon on Andrea Mitchell Reports to discuss her role as one of the national co-chairs for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.
Longoria is one of seven Latinos who were appointed as co-chairs for Obama for America -- something Longoria points out was not done by mistake.
The Latino vote, which represented 9 percent of the electorate in the 2008 presidential election, could prove to be a deciding factor for Obama in certain key states. After all, more than 21.7 million Hispanics are eligible to vote in the upcoming election according to the Pew Hispanic Center.
As co-chair, Longoria will represent Hispanic and women’s issues.
The 37-year-old actress is no stranger to politics. Longoria campaigned for Obama during his initial presidential campaign, but will take a much larger part this time around, engaging and mobilizing voters in swing states.
"There is an attack on women’s health care and President Obama's policies are the only ones that are going to move the agenda for women’s rights," Longoria told Mitchell.
With Republican candidate Mitt Romney fresh off a victory in Puerto Rico, Mitchell showed a clip of Romney speaking about how conservative principles and Latino voters just go together.
Longoria shoots down Romney's claim, labeling it a huge generalization since his Puerto Rico primary win does not guarantee that he will win the Latino vote. Especially since most Latinos in the U.S. are not Puerto Rican. That majority belongs to Mexican-Americans, who make up 63 percent of the population, Longoria says.
"Of all the candidates, Mitt Romney is probably the one on the wrong side of every issue pertaining to Latinos, education, the economy [and] health care access," Longoria said.
Check out the video above to see the full interview.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article stated that Eva Longoria said that majority belongs to Cuban-Americans. Longoria said it was Mexican-Americans. The change has been made above.
Eva Longoria, side Tina Fey, was named one Hollywood's highest paid TV actresses by Forbes.com, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/09/29/eva-longoria-and-tina-fey_n_986750.html" target="_hplink">according to Huff Post. </a> She earned an estimated $13 million last year.
"My Hispanic heritage means everything to me, it's really who I am and where I come from and I'm very proud to be Mexican-American," <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/13/eva-longoria-interview-for-hispanic-heritage-month_n_1008567.html" target="_hplink"> Eva Longoria told HuffPost Latino Voices in a video interview. </a> "I think Mexican-Americans, which is the culture I come from, have the most amazing work ethic, and I've learned my worked my work ethic from my mother and my father and seeing them work so hard. It's just amazing how hard these people work in the United Stated and all over the world and I think that's a characteristic that I'm really proud of." Here Longoria poses with Congresswoman Hilda Solis at the National Hispanic Foundation For The Arts Annual "Noche de Gala."
Although her Gabrielle Solis character may not be exactly what you would consider a gourmet, (<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMfNAa2W7SM" target="_hplink">the pine apple upside-down cake episode attest to this</a>), Longoria is said to be <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/09/eva-longoria-cookbook_n_846593.html" target="_hplink">a natural in the kitchen</a>. Earlier this year, she released "Eva's Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends," which include her favorite family recipes. Here, Longaria attends a signing for her book 'Eva's Kitchen' at Barnes and Noble in Los Angeles, California.
Eva Longoria is best known for her role as the extroverted, money-driven, (sometimes) devoted friend Gabrielle Solis in the ABC hit Desperate Housewives, in which she has appeared since the series launched in 2004. In this photo, Longoria is seen at the Disney ABC Television Host "Desperate Housewives" Final Season Kick-Off Party at Universal Studios in September 2011. Now that Desperate Housewives is coming to an end, Longoria is turning to new projects, including a number of edgy roles, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/27/eva-longorias-post-desperate-housewives_n_938868.html" target="_hplink">according to Huff Post.</a>
Longoria is a producer of <a href="http://theharvestfilm.com/" target="_hplink">"The Harvest/La Cosecha: The Children Who Feed America,"</a>, a documentary about the more than 400,000 children in the United States who are torn away from their schools and homes to work as migrant workers with their families, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/17/eva-longoria-on-producing-new-documentary-the-harvest-la-cosecha_n_1016377.html" target="_hplink">according to HuffPost.</a> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/15/latino-celebrities-philanthropists-_n_1095927.html" target="_hplink">Longoria is a big philanthropist.</a> She started a project called, "Padres Contra El Cancer" ("Parents Against Cancer"), a non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life of Latino children with cancer and their families. Longoria was awarded the "Latina Visionary and Community Empowerment Award" for her contributions at the 21st National Hispanic Women's Conference, the Hispanic Women's Corporation. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/06/eva-longoria-fires-off-at-newt-gingrich_n_1131989.html" target="_hplink">Longoria recently used Twitter to criticize GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's controversial proposal to employ children as janitors. </a>
Here, Longoria poses in the press room with "Favorite TV Show" Award for Desperate Housewives during the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards. In 2005, <a href="http://www.goldenglobes.org/blog/2005/12/63rd-golden-globe-awards-nominations/" target="_hplink">Longoria was nominated for a Golden Globe for "Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Show-Musical Or Comedy." </a> In 2007, she <a href="http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/awards/nominees/index.jsp?year=2007" target="_hplink">won the People's Choice Award for "Favorite Female TV Star." </a>
Longoria was the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/16/alma-awards-2011-george-lopez_n_965961.html" target="_hplink">oficial host for the 2011 NCLR ALMA awards side George Lopez</a>. The awards were held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California.
Longoria is <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/06/best-dressed-latino-celebrities_n_1132596.html?ref=latino-voices#s520902&title=11_EVA_LONGORIA" target="_hplink">no stranger to fashion.</a> You can always spot the actress on <a href="http://www.fabsugar.com/2011-Golden-Globes-Best-Dressed-13291161" target="_hplink">best dressed lists </a>. She's a fan of clothing designed by celebrity and BFF Victoria Beckham, like this beige dress which <a href="http://candybarbie.com/2011/11/15/style-awards-eva-longoria-in-victoria-beckham/" target="_hplink">she wore to the 2011 Hollywood Style Awards held at Smashbox Studios in West Hollywood.</a>
Longoria who hosted the 2011 MTV European Music Awards, also had a performance side Katy Perry <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/08/mtv-ema-rihanna-miley-cyrus-eva-longoria-parker_n_780199.html#176832" target="_hplink">where the singer ripped of Longoria's skirt </a>.