AUSTIN (Nexstar) – Political parties sometimes use star power to influence some voters. Texas Democrats are getting some help from actress Eva Longoria this election season.
She encourages Texans to go out and cast their votes.
The fact that Texas is in the game like that, you know, and I think historically Texas has always been such a red state that people just assume, ‘Well, my vote doesn’t matter. “And now we see this stream of people who are progressive and want change,” Longoria said Tuesday.
Longoria is advocating across the country for the Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden.
“The current administration doesn’t work for the American people, it works for wealthy Wall Street people – we need change. At the family level, we need economic mobility. We want to make sure our families can lead a dignified life. Want access to quality education. , and we need health care, ”the actress explained.
Longoria also said the Democratic candidate is the right choice for Latino voters.
“You want Joe Biden because he’s really fighting for the American working-class family. He understands the struggles that everyone is facing right now. And in November we have the chance to make that difference and send that message,” she said.
However, Republicans argued that President Donald Trump is the right candidate for the Latino community.
“As Biden seeks the support of the Hollywood elite to defend his latest cause, President Trump has spoken out for Hispanics across the country,” said Yali Nuñez, Spanish media director for the Republican National Committee.
Whether it’s through historically low Spanish unemployment rates or through the Paycheck Protection Program, where 4.4 million Spanish entrepreneurs received funding to keep their businesses running, President Trump offers results. and not a 47-year-old career politician who supports socialist policies, ”she added.
Longoria also explained how important it is for Latinos to attend the polls in Texas this year.
“Texas is known for its voter suppression tactics. And so you have to stop and ask, why don’t they want me to vote? Why don’t they want me to use this power?” Well, they don’t want change, and they want to keep the status quo. That won’t work for us, ”she said.
You can watch the full interview with Eva Longoria below.