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President Obama’s Oct. 24 Latino fundraiser in Los Angeles will be co-hosted by actress Eva Longoria and held at the home of Melanie Griffith-Banderas, according to an updated invitation released by the campaign Wednesday.
The event, the first ever national Latino gala for Obama’s candidacy, will get underway at 6 p.m at the Griffith-Banderas home. Griffith and her husband, actor Antonio Banderas, were strong Obama supporters in 2008. The street address for the couple’s home was not released, however they were last listed as living in Hancock Park.
Other co-hosts include national Futuro Fund chairs Giselle Fernandez, Andres W. Lopez, Henry R. Muñoz III and Manuel “Manny” Sanchez. The event will also feature Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. Tickets to attend the gala range from
$5,000 to $35,800.
The event is expected to attract Latino Obama supporters from across the country, plus a number of Obama’s Hollywood backers. It is the president’s second Los Angeles visit since Labor Day.
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