Actress, philanthropist and co-chair of Obama for America 2012 Eva Longoria recently took Mitt Romney to task for “calling the Arizona immigration law a ‘model’ for the rest of the country” and “campaigning with its author.”
Longoria called both moves “polarizing to Latinos,” adding: “He would veto the DREAM Act if he were in office.”
“That is dangerous for our community,” Longoria said of Romney.
Longoria’s appearance comes on the heels of Mitt Romney’s decisive victory in Puerto Rico and his subsequent assertion that he can win Latino voters. “Those people who don’t think that Latinos will vote for Republicans need to take a look at Puerto Rico and see there that conservative principles and Latino voters go together,” Romney told a crowd in Illinois. “I intend to become our nominee, and I intend to get Latino voters to vote for a Republican and take back the White House.”
On Obama, Longoria praised the Affordable Care Act, saying women “are charged more because we go to the doctor more, and the Affordable Care Act will eliminate the gender rating.”
Although research has shown that no one celebrity has major clout within the Latino community, Longoria has proved herself to be an effective messenger, especially on issues of importance to women and children.
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