Eva Longoria and Jessica Alba Hold Key Roles at Democratic National Convention

Crystal Bell | August 24, 2012 - 10:14 am

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Eva Longoria is no longer a Desperate Housewife, but she is desperate for President Obama’s reelection this year. With the Democratic National Convention just weeks away, the actress is stepping up to the podium to address the delegates at the Democratic National Convention next month in Charlotte.

Longoria, who is one of the co-chairs of the president’s reelection effort, will be one of nine women to speak at the convention, reports The Hollywood Reporter. After stumping for Obama in 2008, the actress has become one of Obama’s most vocal celebrity supporters in recent months. She hosted the Florida’s Women’s Summit in early August.

Meanwhile, Jessica Alba and her husband, producer Cash Warren, will co-host the week’s most important fundraising event, “Super-O-Rama.”

Who else will be involved at this year’s DNC? 

On the second night of the convention, hip-hop artist and actor Common will perform at a charity benefit for Musicians on Call, a group that makes music available to wounded U.S. service men and women. Jermaine Dupri will deejay the benefit concert.

Meanwhile, Big Lebowski star Jeff Bridges will show off his bipartisan side, attending both the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week and at the DNC in Charlotte next month.


“Well, I don’t dig party lines,” he wrote on the No Kid Hungry blog. “So I’m heading to both the Republican National Convention AND the Democratic National Convention to get people talking about an issue in our country that knows no party — childhood hunger.”

Over on the right, screen legend Clint Eastwood has shown Republican candidate Mitt Romney his support. Earlier this month, Eastwood spoke at a fund-raiser in Sun Valley, Idaho, for the Victory Fund, a combined effort of the Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee.

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