Who We Are

Restore The Fourth is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation, dedicated to restoring the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and ending unconstitutional mass government surveillance.

In the wake of the Snowden revelations of June 2013, and initially on Reddit, groups began meeting across the United States, under the banner of “Restore The Fourth”. Under our first National Chair (Anna Wilmesher, summer 2013), we coordinated protests for July 4 and for Orwell Day. Under our second National Chair (Ben Doernberg, fall 2013), we helped organize the nationwide Stopwatching.us protests, culminating in a rally of thousands in Washington DC. Under Alex Marthews (2014-), our focus has shifted more towards legislative advocacy and public education, particularly around sunsetting the legal authorities underlying mass government surveillance.

Our elected board currently consists of:

Alex Marthews (National Chair) [Boston] email
Jonathan Capra (Communications) [Albany] email
Taylor Campbell (Treasurer) [Boston] email
Zaki Manian (Secretary) [SF Bay Area] email
Ed Quiggle, Jr. (Technology) [Susquehanna Valley] email

Annual elections, open to all active Restore The Fourth chapters, occur in May. Any member in good standing of Restore The Fourth may stand for election as an officer.