Recent rulings by the FCC and others concerning calls to cell phones have created a great deal of concern and confusion for those involved in voter contact—while some firms are already battling multi-million dollar fines.
AAPC has been engaged on these and related issues for months on behalf of our members, together with our counsel, Bill Raney of Copilevitz & Canter.
Mr. Raney’s memo contains important information on the FCC’s most recent Order on telephone communications and the implications for all of us who do voter contact, polling or analytics.
In addition, AAPC hosted a Q&A session with Mr. Raney for members to get answers to pressing questions.
AAPC’s Legal Challenge to TCPA
Political and non-profit speech is normally protected under the First Amendment, but because the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) bans prerecorded and predictive-dialed calls to cell phones, this speech is not occurring. This issue affects everyone in the industry who relies on direct voter contact—from messaging to survey research.
In an effort to protect our members, AAPC, through its Defense of the Industry Fund, has retained Copilevitz and Canter, LLC to challenge the TCPA on grounds that it violates the First Amendment. Please consider making a donation to help AAPC mount this legal challenge to TCPA. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-245-8020 to make a donation.
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