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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mr. Kutcher Goes To Washington!

IMTA alum Ashton Kutcher was one of the celebrity friends invited to celebrate the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C.. Ashton and his beautiful wife, Demi Moore were guests at the most exclusive festivities including 'The Huffington Post Pre-Inaugural' Ball and The 'Be The Change' Inaugural Youth Ball.

In honor of Barack Obama’s Inauguration, Kutcher and Moore have set out to get pledges of service from the American people, including their celebrity friends. In a video, directed by Demi Moore and produced by MySpace and Ashton Kutcher's Katalyst Media, Ashton and many top celebrities appear making their promise to help improve our nation.

More than 50 A-list stars such as Jason Bateman, Dakota Fanning, Nicole Richie, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Kevin Connolly, Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz, and Molly Sims pledge their service to Barack Obama and encourage others to do the same by going to USAService.Org and finding a cause.

"We are honored to be working with MySpace to rally the entertainment industry to answer President-elect Barack Obama's call to service," Kutcher said in a statement. "The 'Presidential Pledge' is a platform for people across the nation and throughout the world to make a first-person commitment of service to our new president, articulating a specific intent or action to become an agent of positive change."

MySpace Celebrity and Katalyst present The Presidential Pledge

In the video featured above, see appearances from the following IMTA alumni and friends:
Ashton Kutcher, IMTA 1997 @ 1:11, 3:04, 3:49, 3:54
Eva Longoria, IMTA 1998 @ :44, 1:43, 2:11
Faith Ford, IMTA friend @ :46, 2:54

Ashton Kutcher is an alumnus of the New York, New York 1997 IMTA. Eva Longoria competed at IMTA, Los Angeles in 1998. Faith Ford has been a special guest speaker and Award's presenter at IMTA since the 1990's. As Faith Ford eloquently states in the video,"Just because they come from a small place, doesn't mean that they can't dream big." Each of us at IMTA certainly believes big dreams can come true!

Please visit Presidential Pledge for more information on Ashton's inspiring message.

1 comment:

Aerik said...

The new website is a fine idea, but it's missing solving the real problem. There are already a ton of websites with volunteer opportunities (, etc, just look at to get a sample of the number of them) - the real problem is that if you wanted to volunteer, you might have to spend a bunch of time searching all those websites, and you'd give up after awhile. That's the problem that needs to be solved.

If all those websites would share their information with each other, then a search on any one of them would let you find the relevant results from all of them.

This is not far-fetched, this can easily be done using existing standards (similar to RSS). What needs to happen is for a large number of these websites to adopt this model, and cooperate. This idea is *my* answer to the call to service: I'm promoting this idea that we don't need more websites; we need the websites to share information about service opportunities.