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  • Tuesday Olson knew her pregnancy was in trouble and tried to access hospital care as soon as possible. But there was a problem: she was in jail. This is her story.
  • It’s time to end the death penalty in Colorado. Family members who lost loved ones to murder speak out against an unjust and broken system.

  • One year ago, thousands of Coloradans marched in a historic display of resistance. At the ACLU of Colorado we carried that spirit throughout the year, fighting on many fronts for civil liberties. We won’t stop now.

  • By canceling DACA, Trump has put 800,000 young people at risk of losing their jobs and being deported from the only country they know as home. Passing the bipartisan Dream Act would protect them. We asked four Dreamers why the Dream Act is important to them and their future.

Know Your Rights

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.

 Know Your Rights:

No matter your immigration status, you have rights when you interact with immigration agents or the police. Print and share these cards in your communities.

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KYR web main law enf buttonFor 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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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What are your rights as a pregnant or breastfeeding employee? Find out here.

 

 

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Want to request an ACLU speaker to teach a Know Your Rights training?

To reserve a speaker, send us an email request.

Downloads

Take these downloadable resources with you.

Founding Documents

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.

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