Jennifer Lopez takes a strong political stance in a power suit and spiked stiletto heels when she takes on Washington DC

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Don’t mess with J Lo! Jennifer Lopez makes foray into politics … and she’s dressed to kill in stiletto heels and a metallic blouse

We’ve seen Jennifer Lopez as a pop star, dancer, reality TV judge – and now a political lobbyist.

The powerful star proved she is definitely no longer Jenny From The Block when she spoke in Washington DC on Wednesday to campaign for more diversity for Latinos on television.

Dressed in a tight black pencil skirt, a shimmering bronze blouse, and high heels covered in metallic spikes, the former American Idol judge was a formidable force as she has proven to be passionate about politics.

Campaign: Jennifer Lopez pushed for more diversity on television when she spoke on The Cable Show in Washington DC on Wednesday

“We are truly growing as a community and we have come to a place where we deserve to be considered, served and taken care of,” Lopez told the Cable Show audience.

She was speaking at the communications convention ahead of the launch of the new programming on July 18 on the NUVOtv network.

The 40-year-old, of Puerto Rican descent, is the creative director of the English-language Latino channel and is using her celebrity status to trigger a programming change.

With his sincere conviction, stern expression, and rows of expensive rings layered over his fingers, it was impossible for anyone present not to pause and listen to his arguments.

Brisk walk: Lopez's toned physique and spiked high heels helped her stand out when she walked on stage, but it was her words that caught everyone's attention

Brisk walk: Lopez’s toned physique and spiked high heels helped her stand out when she walked on stage, but it was her words that caught everyone’s attention

While the idea of ​​Lopez as a sexy government lobbyist in the style of Erin Brocovich is a surprising transformation for most of his fans, J-Lo said it was a natural progression.

“It’s an extension of who I am as an artist,” she said of her new role in an interview with The Associated Press, as reported by NPR. “As I grow in this business, that creative spark that you have doesn’t go away. It almost continues to grow.

Lopez said working behind the scenes is just as rewarding as playing, if not more.

Take a stand: Lopez is Creative Director for the NUVOtv network

Take a stand: Lopez is Creative Director for the NUVOtv network

“Singing, playing, dancing and performing live is always going to be my passion,” she explained. “But at the end of the day, when you’re given the opportunity to be more creative, to create things out of thin air, to really, really do things like NUVO, which for me is really empowering. ‘a community means so much to me.

“There’s a big revolution going on, it’s like a media and cultural revolution for Latinos here in the United States,” said the Wedding Planner actress. “We realize our power.

“We realize we matter here. You know, we’re not just, you know, the guys who work behind the scenes in kitchens and as plumbers.

Push for change: Jennifer said she rarely saw people like her on TV grow up

Push for change: Jennifer said she rarely saw people like her on TV grow up

While now one of Hollywood’s biggest names and was the first Latin actress to earn $ 1 million for a role when she starred alongside George Clooney in Out Of Sight in 1998, Jennifer said there was a glaring lack of diversity when she was a child. .

‘I grew up watching the Huxtables [on The Cosby Show] and Marcia Brady, but I haven’t seen myself, “she told the Hollywood Reportr.

Instead, she fell in love with the movie West Side Story, as she shared what she saw and wanted to bring it to others.

Later that busy day in the nation’s capital, Lopez met with the Congressional Hispanic caucus, the La Raza National Council and Senators Harry Reid and Bob Menendez.

Expanded Attendance: Jennifer said it was an exciting time for Latinos,

Expanded Attendance: Jennifer said it was an exciting time for Latinos, “We are really growing as a community”

Debate: Lopez made her point as she shared the stage with Hollywood Reporter's Lynette Rice

Debate: Lopez made her point as she shared the stage with Hollywood Reporter’s Lynette Rice



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