Eva Longoria and Rosario Dawson Stand Against Arizona Immigration Law

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    Actress Eva Longoria Parker is seen behind-the-scenes at the taping of Voto Latino and Mun2's "United We Win" PSA campaign.

    Eva Longoria, Rosario Dawson, and Wilmer Valderrama are using their star-power to speak out against Arizona's controversial immigration law and are encouraging young voters to storm the polls on election day in November.

    "I haven't made it a secret that I'm strongly opposed to the Arizona law and I've been pretty vocal about it," said the Desperate Housewives star, reported Us Magazine.  "It's unfortunate that this immigration issue has been on the national agenda for the past three administrations."

    Longoria-Parker added that Arizona's immigration law could support racial profiling and that a common misconception is believing that because someone has a dark or darker complexion, he or she was born somewhere else. 

    "I'm ninth-generation American. I'm more American than a lot of my Anglo friends," said Longoria-Parker to Us Magazine. "If my father got pulled over because of the color of his skin, I could guarantee you I would be outraged."

    Dawson brought together Longoria-Parker, Valderrama, musician Common, and actress Jessica Alba to stand against the immigration law and to support Arizona citizens' civil rights in a PSA (public service announcement) for the Voto Latino "United We Win" campaign that will air in September.

    "We're really trying to inspire our younger community, of any demographic or culture," said Valderrama about joining in on the PSA. "If we don't inspire them to understand the platform they have today, we're going to have two or three more presidencies and we're going to be playing catch-up to other mistakes. It's now or never."

    Dawson said that the PSA isn't just about the Arizona law or Latinos, its about taking action.  

    "We recognize that this isn't just a Mexican issue or a Latino issue," she told Us Magazine.  "There are people blogging and tweeting for everything, from the BP spill to education and health care . . . we're all buzzing about these things, but unless we're actually marching to the polls, nothing is going to actually change."