WASHINGTON Native Vote 2012 has released a 33-second Public Service Announcement video featuring American Indian actor Chaske Spencer, Assiniboine/Sioux, of the "Twilight" Saga fame, encouraging American Indians and Alaska Natives to "Be the Shift Be the Native Vote"
“Nothing is more important to me than the future of our people,”
states Spencer in the short video. Spencer started an initiative called "Be the Shift Be the Native Vote."
“Native people cannot be left out of the process, ”
Native Vote 2012 is a project of the National Congress of American Indians.
Here is the Native Challenge, as put forth by Native Vote 2012:
Get yourself registered to vote TODAY! You can even do it online.www. register.rockthevote.com/registrants
Think of three people you care about. Make sure they are registered and challenge them to reach out to three more people they care about. www. register.rockthevote.com/registrants
Volunteer with your local Native Vote effort to canvass and make calls, encouraging others to register and vote. Go to Native Vote's Key States Pages for a listing of coordinators in key states, or our Other States page for a listing of coordinators in other states. Set up a voter registration booth at powwows and other community events.
Spread the word on the Internet. "Like" the Native Vote facebook page and follow @NativeVote and Chaske Spencer @TheRealChaske on Twitter. Make Chaske Spencer's message viral!