Several advocacy groups have banded together for a 100 city protest called Restore the Fourth on July 4. The day-long protest is described by organizers as a "grassroots campaign designed to raise discussion in Congress about the rules and regulations of the Fourth Amendment." Specifically, the protest focuses on some of the laws and activities being used in the name of fighting terrorism. Mostly though, the protest is in response to the NSA's activities that have been leaked by NSA contractor Edward Snowden including the collection of Americans' mobile phone data and the PRISM surveillance program.
This Reddit blog post offers more details and resources provide by the EFF, but if you want to learn about protests near you, visit www.restorethefourth.net.You can also follow the hashtag #restorethe4th on Twitter. If you need a reminder of what the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is all about, read below – it's worth restoring and preserving:
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."