Eva Longoria tells Latinos that Mitt Romney is "on the wrong side of every issue"
Whether you're a Democrat, a Republican or still undecided, the Latino vote is going to be very important in the upcoming 2012 Presidential Election. Issues like immigration reform, the Dream Act, jobs and even women's health are all key to getting our vote this year.
Before November, though, Eva Longoria wants to clear a few things up: despite winning the Primary in Puerto Rico, Mitt Romney is "on the wrong side of every issue." The majority of Latinos in the U.S. are Mexican-Americans, who make up 63% of the Hispanic population, so Longoria does not believe that Romney's recent primary win guarantees him anything with the Latino community and I couldn't agree more.
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One of the major issues that Eva Longoria criticizes Mitt Romney for is his refusal to support the Dream Act, which would allow undocumented minors certain rights such as attending college. With Romney stating that he would veto the legislative proposal that could help millions of Latino kids, Eva says he is on the correct side of this issue.
As one of the co-chairs on the re-election campaign for President Barack Obama, Eva aims to also educate Latinas about women's health and reproductive rights. In the video interview on MSNBC, Eva says that "there is an attack on women's health care and President Obama's policies are the only ones that are going to move the agenda for women's rights." With Romney doing so much to hurt women's rights and opposing the Dream Act, I can't say that I disagree with her that he's simply on the wrong side of every issue that matters to Latinos.
What do you think of Eva Longoria speaking out against Mitt Romney? Does her stance on the Latino vote and women's issues affect your decision in November?
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