In February, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign
In a new video released by the Barack Obama's re-election campaign today, actress Eva Longoria explains why the President's record on healthcare, education and immigration should earn him the Latino vote in November.
“Ever since I was a little kid, my parents made sure I knew I could do anything if I worked hard, and my sister Lisa who faced obstacles growing up with special needs, taught me to be courageous and compassionate,” the actress says in the video.
"This is how I try to live my life day to day and this is what I see in everything President Obama does. Whether he’s fighting for affordable healthcare and access to education, or supporting small businesses in the hispanic community, over the last three years he’s worked to reform our immigration system, to give everyone a fair shot at the American Dream,” she says.
Although Obama's administration set the record in 2011 for most deportations in one year, the Mexican-American actress highlighted the President's record on immigration.
"He's fighting to make sure people who were brought here as children have the opportunity to earn a path to citizenship and contribute to the country they know is home," she says. "Thats what this election is about and each one of us is responsible for the outcome in November. Estamos unidos, she adds.
But while Longoria had nothing but nice things to say about Obama, her words about Mitt Romney in today's Hollywood Reporter were the exact opposite.
"Mitt Romney is on the wrong side of every issue that pertains to Latinos," she says. "He called SB 1070 a model law for the rest of the country. He tried to clarify, saying he meant a certain aspect of it, which shows his flip-flopping nature."
The "Desperate Housewives" star adds:
"Hispanics can stand to lose the most from his insistence on the Republicans' same failed economic policy. The Latino community needs to know what he stands for. He said during the campaign he would veto the DREAM (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) Act if it came across his desk. That means you are not investing in the future of America."
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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>.