January 20, 2017  

Eva Longoria Denounces Budget Cuts for Intellectual Disabilities

March 3, 2011 (3:29 am) GMT
Joined by her mentally-challenged sister, the actress addressed a crowd in her native Texas about the importance of IDD program.
Eva Longoria

"" star showed her support for her native Texas by speaking out against planned budget cuts at a rally on Tuesday, March 1. The actress addressed a crowd of more than 1,000 in San Antonio to denounce proposed cuts to services for people with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD).

Longoria, who co-founded a programme for those with IDD in San Antonio, argued that the community will suffer if state authorities slash funding. The star told her fellow Texans, "When I heard about the budget cuts in Texas, I was outraged, personally hurt. We need those in Austin to hear us loud and clear - this is not OK!"

She was joined at the event by her mentally challenged sister Liza, before meeting with state legislators to discuss the controversial cuts.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. 'House of Cards' Unveils Chilling Teaser for Season 5 on Trump's Inauguration Day
  2. 'Green Lantern Corps' Is Eying Ryan Reynolds, Bradley Cooper and Tom Cruise
  3. Bella Hadid Goes Braless in Completely Sheer Top. See the Eye-Popping Pics
  4. Find Out Who Will Be Godparents to George and Amal Clooney's Twins
  5. Jackie Evancho Delivers Live Performance of National Anthem at Donald Trump's Inauguration
  6. Emily Ratajkowski Strips Down to Lacy Lingerie on Streets for DKNY Campaign
  7. Angelina Jolie Loses Her Team's Trust Amid Brad Pitt Custody War
  8. 'Cult of Chucky' Image Offers First Look at the Murderous Doll With No Head