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Useful Social and Political Action Organizations: Video Resources

A guide to political and social action organizations currently engaged in defending social justice causes.

American Civil Liberties Union YouTube Channel

The American Civil Liberties Union is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States." It works through litigation and lobbying. The ACLU has 1,000,000 members and an annual budget of over $100 million. Local affiliates of the ACLU are active in almost all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The ACLU provides legal assistance in cases when it considers civil liberties to be at risk. Legal support from the ACLU can take the form of direct legal representation or preparation of amicus curiae briefs expressing legal arguments when another law firm is already providing representation. In addition to representing persons and organizations in lawsuits, the ACLU lobbies for policy positions that have been established by its board... This channel was generated automatically by YouTube's video discovery system.

Equal Justice Initiative YouTube Channel

EJI challenges poverty and racial injustice, advocates for fair and equal treatment in the criminal justice system, and creates hope for marginalized communities.

The FIRE YouTube Channel

The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. FIRE's core mission is to protect the unprotected and to educate the public and communities of concerned Americans about the threats to these rights on our campuses and about the means to preserve them.

Human Rights Foundation YouTube Channel

Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies. HRF unites people in the common cause of defending human rights and promoting liberal democracy. Our mission is to ensure that freedom is both preserved and promoted around the world. For more information on our work, visit our website at

The Institute for Justice YouTube Channel

Founded in 1991, the Institute for Justice is what a civil liberties law firm should be. As our nation's only libertarian public interest law firm, IJ pursues cutting-edge litigation in the courts of law and in the court of public opinion on behalf of individuals whose most basic rights are denied by the government—like the right to earn an honest living, private property rights, and the right to free speech, especially in the areas of commercial and Internet speech. The Institute for Justice is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

International Refugee Assistance Project Videos

MALDEF YouTube Channel

Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nations leading non-profit Latino legal organization. Often described as the law firm of the Latino community, MALDEF promotes equality and justice for through advocacy, litigation, public policy and education in the areas of employment, immigrants rights, political access, voting rights and language rights.


This channel highlights some of the NAACP activities and messages from the National office and Units from across the nation. Also, be sure to participate in our blog at


NRDC YouTube Channel

 Videos from the Natural Resources Defense Council, a national, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists and more than 2 million members and online activists, and our affiliate the NRDC Action Fund. We're dedicated to protecting public health and the environment -- to solving environmental and economic challenges like moving America beyond oil, solving global warming, protecting our families from toxic chemicals, reviving the world's oceans, and saving wild places.

Planned Parenthood YouTube Channel

We’re America's most trusted provider of sexual and reproductive health care. We think we look pretty good for 100 years old! Comments on this channel may be archived or used in Planned Parenthood promotional materials or social media posts. Moderation Policy: Inappropriate content will be removed, including: false propaganda; deliberately misleading health information; hate speech; attacks on other users; and anti-choice content. Repeat offenders will be banned. While we adhere to these guidelines as closely as possible, occasionally we use our discretion. This channel is for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that doesn't endorse candidates or otherwise intervene in elections, so we also don't discuss them on this channel. If you want to learn more about the work of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, a separate 501(c)(4) organization, formed as the advocacy and political arm of PPFA, please visit

ProPublica YouTube Channel

ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.


Sierra Club YouTube Channel

The Sierra Club is America's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization with more than 2.1 million members and supporters nationwide. In addition to creating opportunities for people of all ages, levels and locations to have meaningful outdoor experiences, the Sierra Club works to safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying and litigation. For more information, visit

Southern Poverty Law Center YouTube Channel


The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.

Transgender Law Center YouTube Channel

Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. We envision a future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are seen as basic rights and matters of common human dignity.

Trans Lifeline Videos

Trans Lifeline Is a transgender crisis line staffed by all transgender operators. If you are in crisis, call US: (877) 565-8860 Canada: (877) 330-6366. If you want to learn more about us, visit

The Trevor Project YouTube Channel

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. If you or someone you know needs help, call The Trevor Lifeline at 866.488.7386. It's toll-free and confidential. Trained counselors are standing by to listen without judgment 24/7.