Video Production

Isaiah J. Poole has produced more than three dozen videos for the Campaign for America’s Future and People’s Action. Some of those videos are featured below; others can be viewed on this YouTube page.

Rally at the U.S. Capitol November 1, 2017 to protest the Republican tax cut plan.

LeeAnn Hall, co-director of People’s Action, at a health care protest outside the hearing room of the House Budget Committee on March 16, 2017.

Rafael Diaz of Keystone Progress canvasses the streets of Lancaster, Pa. on the Saturday before Election Day 2016.
Workers rally outside Union Station in Washington July 29, 2014 to demand that President Obama sign a “good jobs executive order.”

A giant sinkhole in downtown Washington in May 2013 is an example of the consequences of not investing in infrastructure.


The Rick Smith Show

Isaiah J. Poole has done several shows with radio and Free Speech TV host Rick Smith about Washington politics and how people can take action. This show was recorded

KPFA Sunday Show

Host Philip Maldari of “The Sunday Show” on San Francisco KPFA-FM frequently invited Isaiah J. Poole to be a commentator on his program. Listen to this show from May 2017.

The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann

Thom Hartmann in 2017 regularly invited Isaiah J. Poole to parry with a conservative on his Free Speech TV television talk show. Here is one of those segments.

Progressive Voices

Featuring Rev. William Barber

Featuring Robert Borosage

Isaiah J. Poole produced a series of two-minute audio segments for the Progressive Voices channel. They included a segment featuring the Rev. William Barber, best known as the leader of the North Carolina “Moral Mondays” movement, and Campaign for America’s Future co-director Robert Borosage.


Keystone Press Award
For Editorial Writing

An editorial in the Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.) that climaxed a long-running campaign against an unfair county school tax, written by Isaiah J. Poole when he was the paper’s editorial page editor, was honored by a Pennsylvania press association. Read the winning editorial and other work by Poole for the Centre Daily Times.

Other Awards

• Suburban Newspapers of America award for best special section, a back-to-school issue for the Prince George’s Gazette newspapers..

• Sigma Delta Chi Award for spot-news reporting (The Washington Times).



A selection of reports that Isaiah J. Poole edited and designed.

How People’s Action helped defeat the Trump administration’s 2017 health care repeal effort.
The gala awards program book insert for the People’s Action “Rise Up” convention in Washington.
Award-winning journalist David Sirota’s report on a wealthy conservative’s effort to weaken America’s pension system.
Institute for America’s Future’s “Making It in America” report on a jobs and growth strategy for the future.

In Action

Isaiah J. Poole was a featured speaker at a May 2017 rally at the U.S. Capitol protesting congressional Republican attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

When the Rev. Robert Michael Vanzant faced foreclosure on his Northwest Washington home in 2012, Isaiah J. Poole worked with Occupy Our Homes to successfully pressure Bank of America to stop the foreclosure and renegotiate the loan. Read more »

Speaking Up for
LGBTQ Journalists

Isaiah J. Poole was among the journalists who shared personal stories of their struggles working in the media as LGBTQ people for a project by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. This project led to the creation of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, of which Poole was a founding member. Read the essay.

Boyhood Home Becomes Front In Fight Against Notorious Slumlord

The Washington City Paper published a cover story written by Isaiah J. Poole about the struggles faced by tenants at 2922 Sherman Avenue NW, the apartment building that was his childhood home until he was 12 years old. His adoptive father was resident manager of the building, but after his family moved out it was acquired by one of the city’s most infamous landlords. The tenants had hoped to purchase the building. Read their story.