Know Your Rights
People with disabilities face widespread discrimination, segregation, and exclusion but federal disability rights laws can provide protection.
FREE SPEECH AND THE RIGHT TO PROTEST
The right to protest is fundamental to our democracy and enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Regardless of your immigration status, you have guaranteed rights under the Constitution. Learn more here about your rights as an immigrant and how to express them.
You have rights as a member of the LGBTQ community.
Prisoners have the right to be protected against discrimination and abuse in prison.
RACE, ETHNICITY, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN-BASED DISCRIMINATION
You have the right to be free from discrimination based on race, ethnicity, or national origin, and how the law protects you.
You have the right to express your religion and beliefs.
You have the right to be protected against sex discrimination and what to do if your rights are violated.
STOPPED BY POLICE
Being stopped by police is a stressful experience that can go bad quickly.
The Supreme Court ruled in 1969 that students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.”
You can exercise your voter rights, resist voter intimidation efforts, and access disability-related accommodations and language assistance at the polls.