'The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder Uses Social Media To Fight For Things He Believes In

He plays the passionate and erratic Damon Salvatore in "The Vampire Diaries," but it seems as if Ian Somerhalder has a much softer personality in real life from rescuing puppies to saving wetlands.

Somerhalder has been one of many celebrities who use his social media presence and his impact with fans to support the greater good of mankind.

He has taken it upon himself to use his Twitter and Instagram pages to help find animals homes as well as protect the bayou he spent time in growing up.

The post that started his most recent plea to fans was four days ago while he was on the set of "The Vampire Diaries," in the Mystic Falls cemeteries. As he and his cast filmed deep in the Georgie woods, Somerhalder posted a photo to Instagram with the caption, "Good morning from the cemetery of Mystic Falls...

Lots of things on my mind on this beautiful morning in Georgia-I have a great deal of things to say today. Standby please and hopefully you have the time to listen and help me. I am always grateful;) Love, Ian."

By informing his fans that he has a few things on his mind the post was a pretty successful tactic to get all of his fans engaged to his Instagram for future posts.

Following that post was an extensive message summarizing his meeting with Alan Black, a Louisiana District Attorney candidate.

"Just had an amazing powwow with an amazing guy running for District Attorney in my home district of St.

Tammany and Washington Parish Louisiana named Alan Black," wrote Somerhalder in his caption.

"What makes this guy so awesome-why I think you'll love him, is that he speaks the same language as so many of us-no,not just English but the language of youth,of community and sustainability...What all of these mean to communities&therefore the country-therefore the world.The true importance of giving young people a chance to develop -becoming better adults-living fuller, healthier&productive lives that make communities work."

Just had an amazing powwow with an amazing guy running for District Attorney in my home district of St. Tammany and Washington Parish Louisiana named Alan Black. What makes this guy so awesome-why I think you'll love him, is that he speaks the same language as so many of us-no,not just English but the language of youth,of community and sustainability...What all of these mean to communities&therefore the country-therefore the world.The true importance of giving young people a chance to develop -becoming better adults-living fuller, healthier&productive lives that make communities work.We also discussed the importance of cleaning up old patterns in offices like the District Attorney's Office-stopping the corruption that is halting progress.In this massive SENATORIAL race,I think positions like the DISTRICT ATTORNEY are going to be overlooked because of all the noise and money being spent by members of the Senate TRYING TO KEEP THOSE SEATS or those wanting to be members of the Senate. It is IMPORTANT to PUT people like ALAN BLACK in office- whom with a clear, logical, compassionate and collaborative vision can bring the necessary change to communities that make this country so great. If you live in St. Tammany Parish or Washington Parish Louisiana-share on this message board as a forum to discuss this candidate and put this man in office. I cannot wait to work with him TO help build these two beautiful parishes up and bring them out of corruption and darkness. If you are young voter get out there and vote! Talk to your parents about this and do your research on the other candidates- if you are an older voter please do not let someone else from the old camp come in and not create new greatness in our community-sustainable greatness. I BEG you. If you let this old camp stay in power,it's going to simply be more of the same and we don't want that!Help me build a better St. Tammany Parish & a better district!!!! I can't wait to spend time at home with you all making this happen! THANK YOU!!!! Vote Alan Black : District Attorney lets talk! [email protected] Lets DO THIS!This is important! Not just in these districts or in Louisiana!

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The rest of the extensive caption displayed a passion for the subject. He encourages his fans to take action in the community and do their research.

He appeals to a younger crowd of people because of "The Vampire Diaries," and as educated as his post is, it is important for other celebrities to lend a helping hand in local and global political and national-politics.

"My office right now... on top of shooting, I'm sitting here trying to figure out some things that are just literally making my mind race, my heart beat fast and making me breathe in reverse," said Somerhalder in his Instagram caption.

"I'm ready though, ready to tackle the day, do as much as I can as well as I can then winds down for the night and do it all over again tomorrow ;)Trying to figure out how to get dogs and cats adopted, how to convince the army corps of engineers as well as the Department of Environmental Quality in Louisiana, to NOT allow an oil company to hydraulic fracture in my precious and wetland-filled hometown.

Wow- we humans are crazy! I will need your help again today! Thank you!!!!! Love, Ian"

Somerhalder continued to tease fans with issues that he feels passionate about. It's almost as if he is writing one of the persuasive essays you were asked to complete while attending school. He lays out the topics that he is going to discuss and then proceeds to do so in a few more posts which act as body paragraphs.

Somerhalder has turned his Instagram posts into a persuasive essay. The following posts address his opposition for the a hydraulic fracture that threatens the wetlands and aquifers for Tammany Parish, the same town in Louisiana where Black is running for District attorney.

His local connection to Louisiana seems to weigh heavy on his mind and while thinking about his status as a celebrity and his following, Somerhalder sees that he can use that to not only his advantage, but to the advantage of those who would be affected by such intrusions into their society.

This is me in my happy place on the Bayou in Louisiana where I grew up... I love this place, it helped make me-well, me.Helis Oil wants to hydraulic fracture in St. Tammany Parish, right near here where I am from-one of the most beautiful places in the world. It's made up of wetlands-BUT THIS FRACKING threatens to destroy the only aquifer that supplies 100% of the water for every home and business, it is totally insane how a government could even think to let this happen!!!! Please send emails and letters to the Army Corps of Engineers and tell them that you oppose FRACKING! Robert Tewis is the ACoE project manager. [email protected] Please also copy Louisiana's Dept. of Environmental Quality's project manager, Elizabeth Johnson. [email protected] Thank you!!! This is crazy! It's not fair! You all rock so so much!!!!! You can get updates from the Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany (CCST) ON TWITTER at @CCSTPorg COME ON LOUISIANA on the anyone want to help us!!!!

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He also posted a few photos and videos that appeal to any animal lovers heart. He is a huge advocate for animal adoption and preventing innocent animals from losing their lives because they could not find a proper home.

"Some one please go get this little guy tomorrow- he will be killed soon:( If anyone is looking for a two-year-old shepherd mix, this guy is at the Rockdale animal shelter next to Conyers Georgia. They will be putting him down soon, so please rescue if you can!" read part of his caption of a photo with a sad pup looking through a cage.

Somerhalder is a master at appealing to the hearts of others through social media.

However, appealing to the masses on important topics and ones that would make society better is an admirable trait that all celebrities should aspire to have when they acquire fame.

Check out his animal adoption posts below.

#tbt My living room 1 Year ago... Love these little things- all of them. However: Spay,neuter&adopt. PLEASE. Go CLEAN OUT shelters-EMPTY THEM OUT! It's truly one of the only businesses, where the people involved would love to find something else to do .If we adopted all the animals out of shelters-and stop promoting puppy mills; Shelter workers would be happy to find another job-even in this economy...! Thank you! Let's do this! Thank you for going down to that shelter in Conyers Georgia to rescue more dogs!! You all are truly amazing-you inspire the hell out of me. The Rockdale Animal Care and Control is a kill shelter and animals do not last more than 72 hours there. I urge you to help improve the conditions at that shelter and many like it as well as encourage the wonderful employees there to know the animals better and not miss label them so that an accurate description of the animal is there for people to adopt them!!! Thank you

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