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.

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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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Well I'm not a fan of Eva but I might agree with her on this one. But you have to see that even though he won in PR that doesn't mean that PR is (gulp) Republican, remember that these votes only pertain to Republican voters and don't include Democrates. (At least I hope). Plus he's not getting any respect from Hispanics (PERIOD)....He's a mormon...(WHITE)...his decendants are not of Mexican decent.....(WHITE)....and even though he was born in Mexico his parents are white....(WHITE). The same goes for Luis Miguel, he was born in Puerto Rico but he totally denies it and says he's Mexican. And I believe that you are what your culture is in upbringing. Romeny was an American citizen since his birth in Mexico so technically he isn't Mexican and his ancestors are all white refugees who could afford to create a whole town just for them so they can go fornicate legally....(JK) But....yes, us latinos liked the fact that he was Latino even though Ancestry.com can probably prove that they keep in their own race and don't mingle with the commoners...lol. I'm glad to see that Eva is a proud Latina....unlike Jessica Alba....

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"so Longoria does not believe that Romney's recent primary win guarantees him anything with the Latino community and I couldn't agree more."??? ROMNEY HAS NOT WON ANYTHING YET! ROMNEY IS NOT THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE! Republicans will FIGHT the GOP for the last conservative standing NEWT GINGRICH!
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Oh, cmon now, Latinos. Mittens will pretend to like Hispanics and women for the next few months at least!! Aren't you dumb enough to fall for that, HMMMM??
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My advice to Eva Longoria and Michelle Delvalle. First of all before you make comments about anyone you should really get to know them, understandably its hard when we don't live with them. No, the mormons didn't move to Mexico to fornicate. Educate yourself Michelle before you make that kind of comment. My mother used to say, "Lo que son quieren repartir". Are you a fornicator is that why you recognize such? Eva, Obama has done nothing to improve our country. He deceived the Hispanics, his empty promise of, "Give me your vote and I will have a solution to the immigration problem during my first year in office". Has that happened? NO!!!!! that idiot has done nothing. Romney isn't making any promises - he will show all of us through his actions when he gets elected. He really doesn't need to have fund raisers like Obama, because Mitt has worked hard all his life. That is the Mormon way work hard and help others to become better people and live better lives.
NatVee45

I so agree with you PROUD LATINA. Eva needs to stick to her bad acting and stay out of politics. Obama does nothing to benefits Latinos. He's deported more people in the last 3 years that Bush did in 8 years. Nothing was done with the Dream Act either. He is garbage for Latinos.

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Longoria, por favor, callate!!!! Y que ha hecho Obama por nosotros? Como decimos en la Republica Dominicana, Obama es mucha espuma y poco chocolate - no pun intended.
Franki
If Obama has not been able to act on latino issues it's because the Republican congressmembers won't help him... Mitt's NOT a friend of the Latino community .. or of women's issues... or of the working middle class ... or of the gay community ... or the working college student community. I'd rather vote for Obama because at least I know he's trying. Yes, deportations are up ... No, he's not perfect ... but he's still the lesser of the two evils. We gave the Republicans two terms to mess up the economy ... only fitting to give the Democrats two terms to try to fix it.
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