Restore The Fourth

Opposing unconstitutional mass government surveillance

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Restore The Fourth is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation, dedicated to restoring the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and ending unconstitutional mass government surveillance. We welcome people of all peaceful political beliefs.

Annual elections, open to all active Restore The Fourth chapters, occur in early May. Any member in good standing of Restore The Fourth may stand for election as an officer. For further and more precise guidelines on running for the Board, please consult our Bylaws. To become a member, please donate here.

Our elected board currently consists of:

Our Litigation Working Group chair is Mahesha Subbaraman.

Board Bios

Alex Marthews (National Chair)

Alex is a US-UK dual citizen and a father of four, living in Massachusetts. He has served as Chair since 2014, and was awarded Fight for the Future’s “Nyan Cat Medal of Internet Awesomeness” in 2017. Alex holds a master’s degree in public policy from UC Berkeley, where he helped to design their first course on Cyberlaw and researched discrimination in online blocking and filtering systems.

In his prior career, he was the executive director of nonprofits in the fields of historic preservation, poverty, and girls’ education in East Africa.

Alex’s Twitter LinkedIn Publications

Ed Quiggle (Secretary)

Ed is a freelance journalist and a retired Pennsylvania State Constable who spoke out against the 4th amendment violations of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the USA PATRIOT Act. He has served as the state coordinator for PANDA (People Against the NDAA) and as an advisor to the Solutions Institute, and on the RT4 Board since 2016.

Taylor Campbell (Treasurer)

Taylor is a software engineer, cryptographer and bail reform activist based in Massachusetts, and has served as Restore The Fourth’s Treasurer since 2017.

Derick Bellamy (Communications)

Derick helped co-found Restore The Fourth in 2013 and served as Communications Chair for most of 2013-2015. He studied US History and Political science at the University of Toronto and works in digital marketing. Derick was re-elected to the Board in 2020.

Rebekah Mercer (At-Large)

Rebekah is a cryptography researcher and engineer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works broadly on constructing protocols that guarantee privacy through use of cryptography. She holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Manchester, and an MSc in Information Security from University College, London, and joined the Board in 2019.

Kayvis Damptey (At-Large)

Kayvis is an Atlanta-based statistical data scientist and consultant who has volunteered with RT4 since 2014, and has a special interest in artificial intelligence and algorithmic regulation. Kayvis was elected to the Board in 2020.