Civic engagement is an essential part of our democracy.
Everyone has basic rights under the U.S. Constitution and civil rights laws. Learn more about what your rights are, how to exercise them, and what to do when your rights are violated from the American Civil Liberties Union
Protesting? Visit Black Lives Matter for resources. Amnesty USA can help you be prepared. Download the free NY Civil Liberties Union Stop and Frisk Watch app. Learn more about the Directory of Community Bail Funds.
Exercise your right to vote. If you vote in New York, apply for an absentee ballot by June 16. You have until October 10, 2020 to register for the General Election, and until October 27 to apply for an absentee ballot for the General Election. Learn more at the NYS Board of Elections and Vote NYC.
Be counted! Complete the census. Our representation in Congress and billions of dollars in federal funding for public education, housing and infrastructure are at stake. Learn more and complete the census here!