Latino stars took a stand at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week.
Some familiar faces in the Obama campaign made appearances in support of the President’s re-election bid. Cuban-American talk show host Cristina Saralegui and actress Eva Longoria both addressed the crowd, urging voters to choose Obama in November and criticizing some of Governor Mitt Romney’s policies.
“We face a choice this election,” Longoria told the audience. “President Obama is fighting for changes that grow the economy from the middle out and help all Americans succeed—jobs, education, health reform, the DREAM Act, equal pay for women. He is moving us forward with opportunity today for prosperity tomorrow. Mitt Romney wants to take us back to yesterday”
But not everyone attended to show their support for the Democratic candidate, many Latino celebs came to support Voto Latino with performances and activism. Actress Rosario Dawson, who co-founded the voting engagement organization in 2004, appeared at both Voto Latino’s Purple Carpet Bash event and the UndocuBus movement outside of the convention during the week.
"I'm really hoping and doing as much as possible to make sure that people who want to share their voice, can," Dawson told E! while attending the Democratic National Convention. “That's what I really hope: People show up, across the board. Youth, Latinos, women, elderly. Everyone shows up in spades to let everyone else know that they're paying attention and you can't just buy an election."
What other Latino celebs made the guest list? Check out these stars who made an appearance at the convention and others who have long supported the Obama ticket.