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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Encounters with Law Enforcement
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.
Protests and Demonstrations
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.
Rights of Nursing Mothers at Work
What are your rights as a pregnant or breastfeeding employee? Find out here.
Information on your rights as someone with a disability can be found here.
Want to request an ACLU speaker to teach a Know Your Rights training?
To reserve a speaker, submit a request.
Take these downloadable resources with you.
Our country’s founding documents document all the rights you have. If you haven’t looked at these since high school history class. It never hurts to get a refresher on the originals.