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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Restore The Fourth.NET

Youtube: RestoreTheFourth | August 2, 2013

Webpage: RestoreTheFourth.net
FaceBook: RestoreTheFourth

August 4, 2013 Event 1984 Day

“Restore the Fourth Sees Major Turnout for July 4th Protests
First Major Gathering Point for Online-Originated Movement Showcases Support in More than 50 U.S. Cities New York, NY (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 —

On July 4th 2013, tens of thousands of Americans participated in Restore the Fourth, a series of nationwide protests to raise awareness of unconstitutional surveillance, such as that employed by the National Security Agency in its recently-revealed PRISM program, and encourage the cessation of all U.S. government surveillance that stands in violation of the Fourth Amendment.

After just four weeks of grassroots organizational and promotional efforts done in collaboration between national and local organizers communicating over the Internet, Restore the Fourth gatherings witnessed impressive nationwide turnout and media exposure. Over 50 local protests were organized in 48 states and the District of Columbia. The largest protests, such as those in Boston, Washington DC, New York, and San Francisco, each had an average range of 500-1000 individuals.

“We have been thrilled with the response to Restore the Fourth,” said Douglas MacAurthur, media coordinator for Restore the Fourth. “Our goal is to keep the public’s awareness focused on these issues of surveillance as related to our Constitutional rights as much as possible, and this was merely a first step in that direction that we hope to continue to build on.”

Media coverage of Restore the Fourth’s July 4th gatherings has been extensive, with national articles from publishers ranging from The Boston Globe, CNN, Fox News, The Huffington Post, LA Times, Mashable, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, to the The Washington Post. International media coverage has included articles from BBC, CBC, The Gazette, The Guardian, Reuters, and Russia Today. Restore the Fourth was also covered on broadcast outlets both national as well as local, including hundreds of local television and radio stations across the country. On the evening of July 3rd, even the NSA itself saw fit to make a public statement on Restore the Fourth’s upcoming protests. Popular response from the public to the movement has been overwhelmingly positive.

Moving forward, Restore the Fourth intends to stay true to the original mission of the July 4th protests, to reach “an end to the unconstitutional surveillance methods employed by the U.S. government and to ensure that all future government surveillance is constitutional, limited, and clearly defined.” Next steps and specific non-violent campaign tactics for Restore will be announced soon, with the goal of continuing to raise awareness of and challenge unconstitutional surveillance. To learn more and stay up-to-date on the organization, please visit www.restorethefourth.net .

ABOUT RESTORE THE FOURTH
Restore the Fourth is an online grassroots organization and movement formed in June 2013 in response to the revelations of extensive, ongoing Constitutional rights violations in the form of surveillance of digital communications such as the NSA PRISM program and much more. This movement fully intends to bring an end to the decades of Fourth Amendment abuse by the U.S. government’s surveillance programs, which violate the inalienable rights bestowed upon every person. Supporters of Restore the Fourth include EFF, Fight for the Future, Internet Defense League, PANDA, reddit, and the coalition behind stopwatching.us. The public at large is invited to join in this cause to protect the constitution of the United States; to learn more, donate, or get involved, please visit www.restorethefourth.net/ ”

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