Chaske Spencer Charity Auction

This just in from Chaske Spencer’s team at United Global Shift:

“On Friday, August 6th, Chaske Spencer, star of The Twilight Saga film series: New Moon and Eclipse will auction off a signed t-shirt and poster autographed by five members of Twilight’s Wolf Pack including, Chaske (Sam Uley), Alex Meraz (Paul), Bronson Pelletier (Jerod), Kiowa Gordon (Embry Call), and Boo Boo Stewart (Seth Clearwater) via eBay. All proceeds of this auction will benefit the “Be The Shift” project which is a charity campaign created by Chaske (and his manager Josselyne Herman) through his non-profit organization, United Global Shift.

The auction will go live on eBay this Friday, August 6, 2010, and biding will start at 99 cents. A signed poster of Chaske Spencer wearing a “Be The Shift” t-shirt during the campaigns official launch party will be auctioned off as well as a “Be The Shift” t-shirt signed by the aforementioned five members of Twilight’s beloved wolf pack.

The Ebay auction link is: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170523170294

“Be The Shift” uses the Cheyenne River Sioux Water Infrastructure project as a launching pad to empower people to create sustainable, lasting change in their communities and countries through awareness of the current issues and conditions, alternatives that promote dignity, justice, unity, and accountability, and taking action that supports the creation of these alternatives.”

Spencer, who is a Native American from the Lakota Sioux tribe in Idaho and Montana has been especially active in the campaign. After hearing of the disaster in South Dakota, Spencer felt compelled to help. In less than a day, he produced a PSA through his production company Urban Dreams Production, enlisting the assistance of his celebrity friends to raise awareness and support to those who have been without power and water for weeks. The PSA urged individuals to “shift the power to the people” and help to empower everyone to create sustainable, lasting change in their communities and countries. In less than a month over 13,000 letters went to Congress as a result of the viral PSA campaign.

“Be the Shift” event to take place on June 14th

chaskespencerheadshot2Josselyne Herman-Saccio, founder of the organization United Global Shift, is set to launch the “Be the Shift” campaign at the star-studded eventon Monday, June 14th. Herman-Saccio’s non-profit organization United Global Shift has teamed up with a number of different actors including Julia Jones, Tinsel Corey, Gil Birmingham and Alex Meraz in creating this year long campaign that uses the Cheyenne River Sioux Water Infrastructure project as a launching pad to empowering celebrities to use their platform to create sustainable change in their community and around the world.

The event hosted by actor Chaske Spencer, star of The Twilight Saga film series: “New Moon” and “Eclipse,” will help to raise awareness and support to the snowstorm disaster victims from South Dakota’s Lakota Sioux tribe. Spencer, who is a Native American from the Lakota Sioux tribe in Idaho and Montana was compelled to help after hearing of the disaster. In less than a day, Herman-Saccio and Spencer produced a PSA through their production company Urban Dream Productions, enlisting the assistance of celebrity friends to raise awareness and support to those who have been without power and water for weeks. The PSA urged individuals to “shift the power to the people” and help to empower everyone to create sustainable, lasting change in their communities and countries. In less than a month over 13,000 letters went to Congress as a result of the viral PSA campaign.

As founder of United Global Shift, producer and talent manager, Herman-Saccio has always stressed the importance of celebrities using their platform to make a difference in one’s community. “Everyone wants to make a difference but sometimes celebrities are limited to lending their name and giving money. We’re lucky to manage actors like Chaske Spencer who are committed to going beyond a band-aid solution and addressing the systemic shifts needed to create sustainable change,” states Herman-Saccio.

In addition to launching the “Be the Shift” campaign, Herman-Saccio has recently spearheaded a project called COOP CARES NY that makes it easy for New Yorkers to make a difference in their communities. COOP CARES NY’s mission is to create a new community where people are empathetic, interconnected and empowered to make a difference by providing members with all the resources and step by step instructions on how to make a change.

Herman-Saccio has also authored three books “The Promise Effect: How To Create A Life That Wasn’t Going To Happen Anyway,” “Peace Promises: 30 days To A More Peaceful Life” and “So You Wanna Be A New York Actor,” which focuses on making it as an actor in New York, and the importance of creating a life of your dreams.

For more information on Josselyne Herman-Saccio, visit her website.

Shift the Power to the People PSA Number 2

Julia Jones, Chaske Spencer, Justin Chon, Gil Birmingham, Alex Meraz, Boo Boo Stewart and others are again trying to bring attention to the plight of the Sioux Nation.

Chaske Spencer in an interview with Indian Country Today explains that the problem comes down to a basic need of water.

“The current water system is outdated and operating at capacity, leaving the tribe no room for economic expansion and preventing its housing authority from building new homes. To build a new water infrastructure is estimated to cost over $500 million dollars. This was promised to the Sioux people over 50 years ago and this allocation would put a long-term solution in place and give the Lakota Sioux people an opportunity to prosper. Without water, the most basicbuilding block of life and society, the people of the Lakota Sioux Reservation have little hope of impacting their situation in a way where they may prosper and thrive.

Since the late 1950′s the tribe has been forced to move from their original Tribal Head Quarters, known as the Old Agency on Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, which was located on the river bottom. The Tribal leaders during this time, built schools, hospitals and their own police department with tribal dollars. All is under water now. The book “Dammed Indians” shows how the Pick-Sloan Act forced tribal people up and down the Missouri River. This was done to make way for the Dam to make Hydro Power for the government. The precious resource of water is utilized to generate billions of dollars worth of electricity yearly, for the United States Government.

Currently, without a water infrastructure, they cannot build new homes and cannot build on any new development. The system is keeping an impoverished nation, impoverished.”

Click here to find out how you as a US Citizen and Non-US Citizen can help. They don’t want your money. They want you to make a phone call or send an email. I sent the email and it took about 30 seconds. Please help them if you are so inclined because it’s very simple to do.