Have you joined the Revolution in calling out to the Federal Communications Commission to stop political text spam and end the latest type of voter suppression? In case you missed it, this week three different news outlets covered our petition asking the FCC to clarify its regulations under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits groups from sending text messages to your cell phone without an opt-in or opt-out feature. This regulation applies to all SMS campaigns and the FCC must make this clear and enforce it. Learn more about our efforts and how you can help avoid a costly election for voters with these three great sources:
Slate tells the story of the fight to end political text spam from the beginning when Revolution Messaging founder Scott Goodstein investigated a spam claim from 2009 to today and the current petition filed with the FCC.
LaTimes.com wrote an editorial comparing unsolicited text messages, which costs voters money each time they are sent an unwanted text, to other forms of negative campaign ads, which voters aren’t charged for. The editorial understands the need for immediate action to end this “relatively new phenomenon that regulators should squash before it spreads.”
CBC.ca National News in Canada interviewed Revolution Messaging Founder Scott Goodstein and Founder of StopPoliticalCalls.org Shaun Dakin on the dangers of using technology for voter suppression activities.
Topics 2012 Election, Articles, Elections, Mobile, Revolution Messaging, SMS