There’s more to Victor Cruz than suave salsa moves and impressive touch downs, as the New York Giants wide receiver is appealing to Latinos to vote for President Barack Obama in a new reelection campaign ad.
“Being half Latino, it’s been a long time since we’ve actually had a voice like this and had someone who really cares about the Latin community,” Cruz says in the new video. “And we need to go out there and let our voices be heard.”
It’s the first time that Cruz (whose mother Blanca Cruz, is Puerto Rican) has gone public about his political views.
“It’s important for people to get hyped up for Election Day, ’cause just like Game Day, what you do on that field or what you do on those ballots are going to determine the winners and losers, so get out there and vote,” says the 25-year-old New Jersey native.
The video is part of President Obama’s “Latinos for Obama” campaign, which is targeting voters with the help of celebrities like Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera and Marc Anthony.