Eva Longoria to Speak at 2012 Democratic National Convention

Celebrity News Aug. 23, 2012 AT 7:30AM
Eva Longoria on August 4, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Eva Longoria on August 4, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Credit: Larry Marano/Getty Images

Eva Longoria is taking her support for President Barack Obama to the next level.

The 37-year-old actress will be speaking at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. In February, Longoria was named one of the 35 national co-chairs in Obama's re-election campaign.

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"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 Desperate Housewives star said in 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."

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The Democratic National Convention is being held from Tuesday, Sept. 4 to Thursday, Sept. 6, with the first two days being held at the Time Warner Cable Arena. On Sept. 6, President Obama will accept the nomination for President at Bank of America Stadium.

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Other speakers include Former President Bill Clinton, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, U.S. Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Elizabeth Warren.

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