Actress Eva Longoria spoke earlier at the Democratic National Convention and touted her support for President Obama‘s reelection. The Desperate Housewives star praised Obama’s accomplishments in office while criticizing Mitt Romney for wanting “to take us back to yesterday” and to give tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans.
Longoria talked about her personal background, and how in order to go to college, she had to “sign… up for financial aid, Pell Grants, work study, anything I could,” as well as taking multiple jobs “flip[ping] burgers” and teaching aerobics. She spoke of an America that promotes “ambition with opportunity” and hard work can be rewarded with success, no matter who you are. She praised Obama for working to make college more affordable, cutting taxes, and helping small business take out loans.
Longoria said that workers in small businesses are the true entrepreneurs “driving the American economy,” and used the opportunity to criticize Mitt Romney for being too friendly to the wealthy and “outsourcing pioneers.”
Mitt Romney would raise taxes on middle-class families to cut his own and mine. And that’s not who we are as a nation, and here’s why. The Eva Longoria who worked at Wendy’s flipping burgers—she needed a tax break. But the Eva Longoria who works on movie sets does not.
Longoria touted Obama’s accomplishments on issues ranging from jobs and health care to the DREAM Act. She shared a story about a friend who tried to buy a website from a 13-year-old girl, but the girl would not sell it to her because she “plans to be president of the United States one day, and she’s going to need the website for her campaign.” She said that such dreams are being made possible by President Obama, and ended her speech by saying, “Let’s re-elect President Obama! Si se puede!”
Watch the full speech below, courtesy of CSPAN:
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