Actress Eva Longoria says she will have dinner and an "intimate conversation" on how to help U.S. President Barack Obama win reelection in 2012 with the winners of a raffle which people can enter by making at least a small contribution to his reelection campaign.
Longoria discussed her dinner pledge in an email sent out on Thursday by Obama's reelection campaign to millions of Democratic voters nationwide within the framework of the president's fundraising drive for the 2012 contest.
"In 2008, like so many of you, I dedicated a lot of my time to help Barack Obama win the presidency," the message begins.
"Now, with 2012 around the corner, I wanted to get ready for the next election by sitting down for an intimate conversation with supporters like you to talk politics and the role we'll play to win the 2012 election," Longoria says.
The only condition for qualifying to be in the running to win the dinner with the star of the popular television series "Desperate Housewives" is to donate $3 or "whatever you can" to Obama's reelection campaign.
With that small donation, a voter will be automatically entered in a five-ticket raffle, and the lucky winners will be able to dine with Longoria and speak with her in person and also with the chair of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz of Florida.
Longoria also said that she hoped the winners of the raffle would share their ideas and priorities for 2012 with and Wasserman-Schultz "whether it has to do with health care, immigration, education, or jobs."
On the Obama campaign's Web page, Longoria also notes that over the past four years she has had the chance to speak with Obama about immigration reform and topics of interest for women and children in the United States.
In September, Longoria also participated in a $35,000 per couple private fundraising dinner with Obama in Los Angeles.