Know Your Rights

Online Resources

Request a "Know Your Rights" Workshop in your City or Town

Learn how public health workers can help undocumented immigrants and their families

  • Public Health Awakened, a group of public health professionals organizing a health equity-based response to the Trump administration, has published a Guide to Public Health Actions for Immigrant Rights, for people working at local health agencies who are looking to protect and support undocumented residents and their families.

Attorney General's Civil Rights Violation Hotline

  • Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's office has launched a Hotline to Report Incidents of Bias-Motivated Threats, Harassment, and Violence in the wake of the presidential election. Residents can call 1-800-994-3228 or fill out an online civil rights complaint form if they've witnessed or experienced bias-motivated threats, harassment or violence against immigrants; racial, ethnic and religious minorities; women; and LGBTQ individuals. The Hotline and complaint forms are available in English and Spanish.
  • Potential hate crimes – including bias-motivated assault, battery, and property damage – should also be reported to the local police. If you fear for your immediate safety should call 911.

Fight hate! Protect yourself and others

  • Protect yourself and others using know-your-rights palm cards (available in English and español) made by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice.