Restore the Fourth Rally in Iowa

Restore the FourthThe Iowa City Chapter of Restore the Fourth, as a part of the nationwide action against what they believe is the NSA’s unconstitutional surveillance, is organizing its second anti-NSA spying rally in downtown Iowa City on Sunday, Aug. 4, from noon until 2 p.m. in the fountain area of the Ped Mall.

Restore the Fourth is a nonpartisan, grassroots movement that organized the anti-NSA spying rallies across the country on July 4. The Iowa chapter is a small group of members who were originally a part of the July effort and re-grouped and re-organized since then. They are committed to reining in what they believe is an out-of-control surveillance state– however long it takes.

You can find their official statement of demands here.

According to Aleksey Gurtovoy, the group’s organizer, the goals of the Sunday rallys are twofold, “The first is to continue to educate the public on the details and dangers of the NSA’s blanket surveillance programs, ‘to remind people and policymakers that 1984 is a warning, not an instruction manual, and to warn Americans what might happen if they let themselves believe national security requires disregarding privacy, individual rights, and the rule of law.’ The second goal is to continue to build a network of concerned citizens that, working together, can take meaningful action against the increasingly unchecked and growing powers of the surveillance state.”

For more information, contact Aleksey Gurtovoy here.

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