What Are My Rights?

Minnesota Human Rights Act

Passed in 1973, the Minnesota Human Rights Act protects every person in Minnesota, including those without documentation of citizenship.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The UDHR was established after World War II with a mission to “maintain international peace and security.” At this time, there are 193 member states in the United Nations, including the United States.

Fair Housing Act

The Fair Housing Act protects people when they are renting, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities.

Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights lists specific limitations of government regarding the rights of each individual and guarantees protections and rights.

American Civil Liberties Union: Know Your Rights

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1920 with a mission to “defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.”

Civil Rights Act of 1964

This Act was established to abolish segregation and discrimination on race, color, and national origin. It guarantees equal voting rights and bans discrimination in the workplace and education due to discrimination on race, color, or national origin.