With the countdown on to the 2012 Election, YouTube has become a major center for all things political. The video site has launched an Elections Hub, will be streaming the Presidential and Vice Presidential debates live, and is even letting creators add voter registration annotations to their videos. Many celebrities have also turned to YouTube to help get the vote out.
We’ve compiled a list of five of the top Election 2012 videos, starring celebrities from Sarah Silverman and Samuel L. Jackson to Fergie, Jason Gordon-Levitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Sheen and more.
Vote 4 Stuff
In ‘Vote 4 Stuff’ celebrities from Jonah Hill to Ellen Degeneres, Benicio Del Toro, Selena Gomez and others talk about voting and if they could vote for anything what would it be.
The video is part of a campaign on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Mobli that invites viewers to share videos of themselves talking about what they’re voting for in 2012, in 30 seconds or less. Some of the best videos, tweets and pictures will be incorporated into the Vote 4 Stuff campaign later this month.
Samuel L Jackson “WAKE THE F*** UP” Barack Obama AD
Samuel L. Jackson went viral last month with an election video based on his ‘Go The F*** To Sleep’ children’s bedtime story. Warning: As you can probably tell from the title, this video is NSFW due to language.
Sarah Silverman | Let My People Vote 2012 – Get Nana A Gun
Sarah Silverman’s ‘Let My People Vote 2012’ has racked in over 2.2 million views, making it one of the most popular videos about this year’s election. Like Samuel L. Jackson’s video, this one’s also NSFW (but what else would you expect from Sarah Silverman!).
Walk and Talk the Vote – West Wing Reunion
The cast of The West Wing came together to create this video to encourage voters to cast their votes in the non-partisan section of the General Election ballot on November 6.
L.O.V.E. Let One Voice Emerge: The Music Video
Female singers and actresses came together to record a song as part of the “L.O.V.E. – Let One Voice Emerge” non-partisan campaign to encourage unmarried women to vote.
Oh, and p.s. If you haven’t registered to vote yet, do it here.
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.