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Know Your Rights

The ACLU Foundation of Northern California works with communities to make sure people are informed about their rights. When you know what the law says, you can better protect yourself, your family, and your community.

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My School My Rights - Know Your Rights
When you're at school, you have the right to be treated fairly and with respect by other students and school officials, including everyone from custodians to teachers. You have the right to be yourself. Read more
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My School My Rights - Know Your Rights
When you're at school, you have the right to be treated fairly and with respect by other students and school officials, including everyone from custodians to teachers. You have the right to be yourself. Read more
KYR Resource
My School My Rights - Know Your Rights
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My School My Rights - Know Your Rights
When you're at school, you have the right to be treated fairly and with respect by other students and school officials, including everyone from custodians to teachers. You have the right to be yourself. Read more
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SF Pride 2013
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Your Rights and the Police
Practical tips from the ACLU Foundation of California on how to safely interact with police officers in California. Know what to do if you are questioned, pulled over, arrested, and more. Read more
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Trans Rights at School
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AB 60 activists
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Camera
Taking photos of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is a constitutional right. Unfortunately, officers keep ordering people to stop taking photos, and harassing, detaining and arresting those who fail to comply. Know your rights. Read more
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Stop immigration holds.
California's TRUST Act limits local jails from holding people for extra time just so they can be deported. Learn about "ICE holds" and find out if and when they would apply to you. Read more

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