You can’t defend your rights if you don’t know them. That’s why we’ve created and assembled information for you about the rights you have as an individual. Get educated with these resources so you can protect your freedoms.
Our country’s founding documents document all the rights you have. If you haven’t looked at these since high school history class, go ahead and click ’em. It never hurts to get a refresher on the originals.
Know Your Rights:
For information on how to handle encounters with police, TSA, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, including a video tutorial, check out our Know Your Rights: Law Enforcement page.
Do you have the right to picket on public sidewalks? Do you need a permit to protest? Learn what your rights are when protesting here.
Are you allowed to film a police officer? Can the cops confiscate your digital photos or demand to see them? Know your rights when photographing or filming.
This Know Your Rights provides information about Colorado’s anti-discrimination law, and what to do if you believe you have been discriminated against by a business because of your sexual orientation.
Can teachers search your locker whenever they want to? Can your school censor books from the library? Our guide for public school students has the answers.
What are your rights as a pregnant or breastfeeding employee? Find out here.
Want to request an ACLU speaker to teach a Know Your Rights training?
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Take these downloadable resources with you.