Eva Longoria Will Co-Chair Obama Inauguration

Longoria has been a vocal supporter of and major donor to the president.

December 6, 2012, 4:00 PM

Dec. 6, 2012— -- Actress Eva Longoria has been named a co-chair of President Barack Obama's inauguration committee, it announced Thursday in a statement.

Longoria has been a vocal supporter of the president, serving as co-chair of his reelection campaign and speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

She also served as one of his most prominent Latino "bundlers," financiers who contributed the maximum amount of $35,800 to the campaign and the Democratic National Committee and then collected more than $200,000 in donations from friends and acquaintances.

Longoria also spearheaded a major effort within the Obama campaign to tap into the Latino community for political donations, according to a Washington Post article released Wednesday, leading an effort called the Futuro Fund that contributed upward of $30 million toward Obama's reelection.

The committee also announced that the four living past presidents -- Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush – will serve as honorary co-chairs of the event.

Prominent members of Obama's reelection team, such as former White House deputy chief of staff and campaign manager Jim Messina and deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, will have leadership roles in the inauguration.

Obama, Biden and their spouses, along with cabinet members, will kick off the weekend with a National Day of Service on January 19 "to honor our shared values and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." according to the statement.

A public swearing-in, parade and official inaugural balls will take place on Monday, January 21 following a private swearing-in ceremony on January 20.

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