Latino Celebrities With a Political Soul

Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria has long been admired for her work on the big screen, but she wants to be remembered for so much more than her cinematic success. Throughout her life, she has been involved in improving communities through philanthropic means, and has recently extended her reach to become significantly involved in politics. In 2012, she was named co-chair of President Obama’s re-election campaign, along with seven other Californians. In that same year, she spoke at the highly-attended Democratic National Convention to endorse President Obama for a second term.

In 2014, Longoria helped raise funds for candidates by initiating the Latino Victory Project. In June of 2015, the Project held its first fundraising event for a GOP candidate: Raul Vargas. Longoria was seen standing near the podium as a strong and supportive authority figure during the event.

Longoria is an outspoken supporter of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and an executive producer of Food Chains and The Harvest documentaries. Now that a political fire has been lit beneath her feet, Longoria will likely continue to be a well-known face in political issues – especially those affecting the Latino community.