It should come as no surprise that Eva Longoria will be making a big appearance at the Democratic National Convention… After all, she’s one of the co-chairs of President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign.
The 37-year-old Mexican American actress, who has been one of the president’s most enthusiastic surrogates during this election cycle and has emerged as a leading advocate of his reelection among Latinos, will be one of nine women scheduled to address DNC delegates from the podium. There aren’t any consistent records to cite, but most political observers believe that’s a record number of female speakers at a national convention.
“Ever since I was a little kid, my parents made sure I knew I could do anything if I worked hard. My sister Lisa, who faced obstacles growing up with special needs, taught me to be courageous and compassionate,” said Longoria In a pre-convention campaign 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.”
But the Desperate Housewives star and previously announced keynote speaker Julian Castro won’t be the only popular Hispanic leaders/celebrities participating in the Democratic National Convention.
Half-Mexican American actress Jessica Alba and her husband, producer Cash Warren, will serve as co-hosts of the week’s most important fundraising event, a joint open-your-checkbook party for all the pro-Democratic super PAC’s, including Priorities USA. The event, which is set for the convention’s closing night, is being called “Super-O-Rama” and hopes are high that it’ll help rescue the Democrats’ efforts in the independent expenditure sector, where they’ve badly lagged those of the Republicans.
Meanwhile, Cuban American journalist and television host Christina Saralequi will also be among the women addressing the convention during the three-day event, which takes place in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4th through 6th.
Earlier this summer, Saralegui publicly endorsed Obama, saying “You’ve had our back, and now, with utmost respect and admiration, I have yours.”
Saralegui added that ”President Obama is a principled man who has worked hard to put healthcare and a good education in the reach of millions of Americans, and believes that everyone who works hard and plays by the rules, should have a fair shot at the American dream.”