Started in 2013, Restore the Fourth stands against mass government surveillance. We seek to strengthen the Fourth Amendment and fight back against all programs that encroach on it through educating the public, lobbying elected officials, and supporting grassroots organizers across the country.
Restore the Fourth was created in the wake of the Snowden Revelations. So much has changed in the surveillance landscape since then. Learn about what we fight against.
Restore the Fourth is a non-partisan, non-violent advocacy and protest movement demanding an end to the US’s unconstitutional surveillance methods. See how our work reflects that.
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Read the blog:
- The Senate’s Surveillance Reform SuperstarsSeven years ago, we began tracking the votes of members of Congress on key privacy and surveillance issues. It’s time […]
- Abortion Criminalization Will Lead to an Expansion of the Surveillance StateThe overturning of Roe v. Wade, subsequent bans on abortion in many states, and explicit calls to target other rulings on the right to privacy (including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell) threaten all Americans’ privacy and freedom.
- Yes, You Should Be Able To Sue Federal Government Officials TooIn 1971, the Supreme Court ruled that an “implied cause of action” existed in the case of federal agents violating […]