By G & R Replogle
The Associated Press
Miami – Eva Longoria, Rosario Dawson, Zoe Saladana, America Pereira and Jenna Rodriguez took to the streets of Miami, leading hundreds of people while they sang "Sea Food" or "Yes We Can," trying to recruit people to vote for the election day.
While the actresses were looking to improve overall voter turnout, they were especially focused on the Latin community on Sunday when they marched down in Little Havana.
"This reason to make people vote is one of the most important things we can do as citizens," Longoria said. "It's our job."
"I'm the daughter of immigrants, I'm a real American blue, I'm bleeding red white and blue," Pereira said.
The group joined not only in the rally but also in an ulpan dedicated to various candidates. While the actresses are known for their democratic similarity, they insisted the goal was to bring everyone involved.
"I vote as an American, and I am here, recruiting my American colleagues to vote, because when we arrive, our democracy will work better for us," Pereira said.
Latin vote is expected to be key in some races across the country. The actresses recognized that the bloc was not monolithic in terms of its ethnic structure or political affiliation.
"Our duty is to find our similarities, which are our strong forces, to tie them together and use them as one voice to talk to the American public about the importance of representation," Saladana said.
Dawson recognized that many Americans were debating the political tone and could avoid surveys. She said she was trying to cheer people up despite the rhetoric of the day.
"I have 15," Dawson said. "She does not listen, she mimics, and if Mom sits on it, what does it really mean to her?