For organizers — or people wanting to get the word out — the best place to start is Restore the Fourth’s website at restorethefourth.net, where there’s a a FAQ, list of protests, , the June 18 press release, and a resources page (including logos, flyers, and guides for organizers on media and outreach). There’s also a wiki page with more resources on Reddit; and of course r/RestoreTheFourth subreddit which is the best place to go for links, questions, and discussions. Bill of Rights Defense Committee’s How to protest against NSA surveillance on Fourth of July and the reddit threads on first-time protestors and talking points all have great tips, tricks, and general advice.
The rallies are starting to get more and more attention. For example:
- Rand Paul and Alan Grayson both have released supportive videos.
- Hayley Bruce’s ‘Restore the Fourth’ rally in Cedar Rapids Thursday to protest government surveillance from The Gazette in Cedar Rapids takes a local view,
- Alyona Minkovski’a Huff Post Live interview with Ben Doernberg of Restore the Fourth NYC nails the talking points
- Jake Schenberg and Anna Wilmesher’s Restore the Fourth on Free Press’ Save the Internet,
- Rainey Reitman’s Restore the Fourth Campaign Organizes Protests Against Uconstituational Surveilance on EFF’s Deep Links blog
- For the Fourth of July actions, Fight for the Future has a great summary of how you can get involved online as well as in-person in response to the Internet Defense League’s Cat-signal.
If you’re looking to spice up a blog post or article with videos, there are a lot of great ones out there — like 2013 President Obama debates 2006 Joe Biden over NSA Surveillance, and the videos from the June 14 DC protest, including Texas State Representative Lon Burnam, Sue Udry (Defending Dissent/MCCRC), Shahid Buttar (BORDC), Chris Townsend (United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America), Kwazi Nkrumah (MLK Coalition of Los Angeles), Zainab Chaudry (CAIR-MD), Ginger McCall (EPIC), Joan Stallard (Code Pink) — as well as Sean Richards from Restore the Fourth. Expect a lot more as coverage ramps through and after the Fourth of July!