AAPC today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the ban on robocalls to mobile phones.
AAPC members help candidates and organizations effectively exercise their First Amendment right to free speech, the foundation of fair elections and citizen engagement in the legislative process. We are grateful that the Supreme Court recognized the importance of the First Amendment and the harms imposed by content-based restrictions on speech but are disappointed that the Court did not rule in favor of the AAPC entirely.
There remain open questions about what the TCPA means and how it applies to those who engage in First Amendment-protected policy and political discussions. We hope the Court grants review to resolve those issues in the pending Facebook case, addressing the proper interpretation of the TCPA’s auto dialer definition.
AAPC is committed to vigorously supporting our members’ ability to deliver high quality, powerful services, through education, collaboration, and legal action where necessary.
Join AAPC on Thursday, July 9 at 2 p.m. EDT for an on-camera Q&A with our TCPA legal experts. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and learn what the implications of this decision are moving forward.
When: Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Featuring: Roman Martinez, Latham & Watkins, LLP; Bill Raney, Copilevitz, Lam & Raney, P.C.; and Jason Torchinsky, Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky PLLC