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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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AB 60 activists
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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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Know Your Rights When Using Restrooms
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Latino family with American flag.
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young woman half smiling
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young woman on the megaphone