Videos

As part of our multi-layered program of litigation, legislative advocacy, public education and community organizing, the NYCLU uses video to complement and advance our work. Below are some examples of the videos now housed on our ever-growing youtube page: www.youtube.com/nycluclips

Below is a list of all the videos on the page and their general issue areas:

Live from New York, It’s Project Liberty


Project Liberty, the NYCLU’s very own TV show, blends the voices of real New Yorkers with NYCLU staff to explore civil rights and civil liberties issues that affect everyone.

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NYCLU and ACLU Stand with Thousands for Women’s Health
In mid-February, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would eliminate all funds for the Title X family planning program and deny Planned Parenthood any funding for the many preventative health services they provide for low-income women and men, including life-saving breast and cervical cancer screenings, prenatal care, annual exams, birth control and HIV testing.

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Who I Am: A Cadet Leaves West Point
"I can’t be closeted anymore, I need to be open with myself, and open with others about who I am. I will be leaving West Point to attend Yale University in the fall.” Since 1994, more than 13,500 service members have been discharged under Don't Ask, Don't Tell. We can no longer afford to lose some of our most talented soldiers to this discriminatory policy.

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Stop and Frisked
“I’ve been stopped 13 times.” NYPD officers stop hundreds of thousands of law-abiding New Yorkers every year, and the vast majority are black or Latino. For years, the NYPD kept a massive electronic database containing the personal information of every person stopped by police. In July 2010, Gov. David A. Paterson signed legislation to end this unconstitutional practice.

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Citizen Non-Citizen
“Keeping loving couples apart is gratuitously cruel.” Since same-sex marriage is not recognized on a federal level, partners in same-sex marriages cannot sponsor each other for immigration purposes. The Uniting American Families Act would end this injustice, benefitting an estimated 36,000 couples.

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Teen Dating Abuse
“He made me hate myself because he was always telling me that he hated who I was.” Teens who experience dating abuse have higher rates of pregancy, suicide, and drug and alcohol use.

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Freedom of Expression Contest
If you are young, talented, artistic and interested in civil liberties, the Freedom of Expression contest is for you!

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Broadway Stands Up For Freedom 2009
Our annual Broadway benefit is always chock-full of stars of both stage and screen.

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Pride NYC Parade 2009 with the NYCLU
The NYC pride march is always a blast.

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A Walking Album
Since 9/11, there has been a surge in the use of surveillance cameras. While their effectiveness in preventing terrorism is highly debatable, these cameras capture and record an untold amount of lawful and private behavior. They are watching our every move, but who is watching them?

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Crisis in Our Schools
“We’re students, not criminals.” There are about 70 percent more police personnel working in New York City schools than guidance counselors. The NYPD's school safety division is larger than the entire police forces of major cities like Boston, D.C. and Detroit.

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Enforced Patriotism at Yankee Stadium
“I don’t have any issue with ‘God Bless America.’ I don’t have any issue with the Yankees playing ‘God Bless America.’ My issue is with the Yankees forcing people to stay in their seats and to participate in the song.”

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