Everyone has basic rights under the U.S. Constitution and civil rights laws. Learn more here about what your rights are, how to exercise them, and what to do when your rights are violated.


Encounters with Law Enforcement

How to handle encounters with police, TSA, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 


Regardless of your immigration status, you have guaranteed rights under the Constitution.

Reproductive Rights

Abortion rights and access vary greatly from state to state — and sometimes even within a state. Colorado falls somewhere in the middle of these two ends of the spectrum.

Voting Rights

Find the information you need to exercise your right to vote, learn about ACLU of Colorado endorsed ballot initiatives, and help us protect the vote and increase voter turnout.

LGBTQ+ Rights

Learn about your rights as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Students' Rights

Learn about your rights on campus and what to do if school rules violate those rights.

protesters' rights

The First Amendment protects your right to assemble and express your views through protest. 

Disability Rights

People with disabilities face widespread discrimination, segregation, and exclusion. But federal disability rights laws can provide protection.


Photographers' Rights

Know your rights when photographing or filming. 


Learn about your right to be protected against sex discrimination.


Request a speaker

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

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. It never hurts to get a refresher on the originals.



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