'Ugly Betty' Goes On Radio to Talk Politics
'Ugly Betty' Goes On Radio to Talk Politics
Ugly Betty star and Emmy winner America Ferrera is serving as a guest in a popular Texas radio talk show called The Ladies Room with Lolis at noon today on 1650AM KHRO El Paso and on Sunday, March 2 on 1370AM KJCE Austin.  The show can also be heard globally via internet streaming on http://www.talk1370.com.  Ellen Malcolm, Founder of EMILY’s List, will also be a guest on the show. The conversations will be focused on getting more women in office and out to vote.

"Women need to stand up and be heard," show host Lolis Garcia Baab said.  "I am thrilled to give America and Ellen a forum to mobilize more women to participate in our election process.

Ferrera, who plays the title character on Ugly Betty, has been very active in the political scene during these months leading up to the presidential elections.  She has been very open about her support for presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, and is one of the national co-chairs for the former first lady’s youth outreach program, HillBlazers.

In an interview with Glamocracy, the 23-year-old actress explained what her role in Hillblazers entails.

"We try to get as much information as we can to the youth community, so we’ve been going to college campuses and having question-and-answer sessions,” America Ferrera, who has also gone door-to-door with Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, said.  “Everyone has their opinions.  We are just trying to challenge the youth to form their own opinions, rather than accept what’s given to them.”

The Ugly Betty star is also set on writing the introduction for Declare Yourself: Speak. Connect. Vote. 50 Celebrated Americans Tell You Why, an upcoming book that aims to inspire, educate, entertain, and engage teens in the political process.  She’ll also be acting as the celebrity editor and spokesperson for the book, which is scheduled for release on May 20.

Meanwhile, fans of America Ferrera can watch her in all-new episodes of Ugly Betty beginning Thursday, April 24.

-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: PR Newswire, Glamocracy
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