Singer Ricky Martin will host a fundraising event for President Obama's re-election campaign on Monday in New York City.

Martin discussed the event during an appearance on Spanish language cabler Univision's Primer Impacto.

“I am proud to support our president,” said Martin. “I believe Barack Obama has shown a deep conviction to help those most in need, even if their voices are not always the ones heard the loudest in Washington. He has also been an exceptionally strong advocate for the Latino and LGBT communities, leading us to precedent-setting milestones such as the appointment of the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice and the repeal of DADT.”

Martin added that he believes “the president has put the United States back on the right track and has earned the opportunity to finish the critical work that he has started.”

The fundraiser is the first joint event for the Obama for America LGBT Leadership Council and the Futuro Fund and takes place at the Rubin Museum of Art. Tickets begin at $5,000 and reach $35,800.

Martin currently co-stars in the Broadway revival of Evita.