Eva Longoria Wants You to Vote and so do I

There are 26 days until the presidential election and Eva Longoria and I have an important message to send to you: vote. This could be the most important election of our lifetime – as women and latinos. So please vote.

I had asked Longoria why it’s so important for Latinas to vote last week at an event at The London in West Hollywood for her bedding line at JCPenney. (You can learn about her line on MomsLA. Her collection was fabulous and she was lovely.) I talked to her only a week ago, but so much has happened. Since our chat last week, horrible accusations have surfaced against Trump, which make it even more urgent that women turn out to vote.

Longoria is a longtime supporter of Hillary Clinton and even gave this moving speech at the Democratic National Convention. My favorite part was, “I’m 9th generation American. My family didn’t cross a border, the border crossed us. So when Donald Trump calls us criminals and rapists, he’s insulting American families.”

Who could have guessed that it would only get worse from there?

Maya Independent Film Series Giveaway

So excited about this. I don’t do a lot of giveaways, but I couldn’t pass this up. One thing that bothers me about television and film is that so often when you see a Latino character they are a sidekick or a stereotype.

But that is not the case with films at the Maya Indie Film Series. Maya Entertainment makes culturally diverse independent films. It’s holding a film festival featuring some amazing Latino actors, writers, and directors.

I’m going to see “Without Men” starring Eva Longoria and I’m hoping to make it to “All She Can,” about a girl from Texas trying to earn a college scholarship through Powerlifting. It was an official selection at 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Other films include “Forged “ and “Sympathy for Delicious” with Mark Ruffalo and Juliette Lewis, two of my favorite actors.

The Film Series is running now through Aug. 4. I’m giving away 2 tickets to the LA film series for showings on Aug. 3 and 4. All you need to do to win is live in Los Angeles and leave a comment here with your contact information before noon Sunday. I’ll announce the winner Sunday evening. You also need to be able to make it one of these screenings at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

Congratulations, Maria! You’re the winner!