Latina actress Eiza González is encouraging all Americans to ‘vote with kindness’ this election. She spoke to HL about why it’s important for her, as an immigrant, to use her platform to educate on voting.
Election Day is fast approaching and Latina actress Eiza González has been encouraging her followers to vote in various Instagram posts. While Eiza herself is unable to vote due to her immigrant status, she spoke to HollywoodLife.com in an EXCLUSIVE interview about why it’s vital for all Americans, and specifically Latinx Americans to cast their votes “with kindness” this election season.
“It’s humongous because people don’t realize that the future of DACA falls onto this presidency. So for me, that is my number one driving motif, because being a Latina and being a full blown immigrant, not even an American citizen just yet, and dealing directly with the Latino community, I see how the dreamers are being affected,” the Mexico City native explained. “The future of the DACA program relies on this next presidency, and what is currently happening is completely unfair and unprecedented and people aren’t talking about it.”
Eiza, who revealed she would be able to vote in the next election as she has applied for American citizenship, added that “it’s so important to remind people why leading with dignity and respect is important when it comes to ruling a country.” “Future generations are watching us, and we want to see true leadership happening in this country.”
The Baby Driver actress also explained that as a Latina, she’d like a president that “will always be conscious of the silent minority.” “I encourage people to educate themselves, inform themselves and we have to think of this vote as an act of kindness,” Eiza urged. “This is an act of a vote of service. We can’t be selfish and think about ourselves. We have to think in this moment of chaos that we’re living in about the people less privileged and how much they’re struggling — usually that’s the minorities — and we have vote from a place of compassion.”
Eiza spoke to HollywoodLife in partnership with Tequila Don Julio to celebrate Día de los Muertos and bring attention to the tequila company’s incredible act of service for the holiday. Tequila Don Julio cocktails have been perfectly crafted by chefs for the Mexican celebration. Available at several restaurants in NYC, LA, Houston and Austin, for every drink pairing ordered, Tequila Don Julio will donate $25 to the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation, an advocacy and action nonprofit created by and for restaurant workers, up to $25,000.
Eiza revealed that she’ll be celebrating Día de los Muertos at home this year, instead of in Mexico where she will usually go for the major parade and multi-day celebration. The actress admitted she’ll be sipping on her favorite Don Julio Skinny Spicy Margarita! For information on where to order the cocktail pairings in NY, LA and TX please click here!