Eva Longoria to Speak at Democratic National Convention

The actress will publicly support President Barack Obama during next month's convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Many celebrities have vocalized their support of President Barack Obama -- but Eva Longoria is taking it one step further by speaking at the 2012 Democratic National Convention next month in Charlotte, N.C.

The Desperate Housewives star, 37, has been one of 35 national co-chairs in Obama's re-election campaign since February, and now she's headed down to Charlotte to continue her public campaigning for the incumbent President.

"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," Longoria said in a 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."

She joins speakers such as former President Bill Clinton, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, U.S. Senator John Kerry, and many more prominent Democrats. The convention is scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 4 to Thursday, Sept. 6, with the first two days at the Time Warner Cable Arena. On the final day, President Obama will accept the nomination at Bank of America Stadium.

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