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article image50 Celebrities Pledge to Help Obama

By Chris V. Thangham     Jan 19, 2009 in Politics
The celebrities want Barack Obama to know that he is not alone and together they are pledging to help the country move forward.
President-elect Barack Obama will take over the job tomorrow and it will be a long battle. Hollywood celebrities want him to know that he will not be alone and they are pledging to do whatever they can do to help the country.
Actor Ashton Kutcher wrote a moving article yesterday about how every citizen in the U.S. has to pledge to do their parts for the country and for the world. He wrote that article after being inspired by Barack Obama’s message.
...everyone could have the American dream... but we were going to have to work for it. He said that every kid will get assistance for college but they were going to have to work for it. He explained that our nation could become independent of foreign oil but that we were going to have to give up a bit of our current comfortable existence.
Kucher said Obama doesn’t have a magic wand to fix all the problems in a hurry; we have to do our parts as well. Ashton Kutcher told Reuters.
I think that we have to be the leaders, and that's not celebrities--I think that we as citizens have to be leaders of the movement that we want to create.
After hearing his pledge, other celebrities have joined as well.
The video features pledges from 50 celebrities including Tobey Maguire, Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, Alyssa Milano, Marisa Tomei, Courtney Cox and David Arquette, Ashton Kutcher, Diddy, Jaime Pressley, Kerry Washington, Michael Strahan, Eva Mendes and others. They agree to help various charities, causes and also agree to be nice to neighbors and others.
Here are their individual pledges in MySpace.com.
The video was directed and edited by Demi Moore. They plan to present this video to the President during the inaugural celebration.
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