by Arlen Parsa
I’ve never had any contact with
the right wing American Israel Public Affairs Committee something called the Americans In Contact PAC and yet they apparently found my cell number and have texted me– IN ALL CAPS no less– a very important unsolicited message to vote for Republican candidates.
FCC regulations clearly state:
The CAN-SPAM Act supplements some consumer protections already put into place by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Under the TCPA the FCC and FTC established the national Do-Not-Call list. This list contains telephone numbers that telemarketers are prohibited from calling unless they have an established business relationship with the called party or are otherwise exempt. FCC rules prohibit sending unwanted text messages to your wireless phone number if they are sent using an autodialer, or if you have placed that number on the national Do-Not-Call list.
Once again, I’ve never had any contact with AICPAC whatsoever, and have no idea how they got my cell number. They say their mission is:
The mission of Americans in Contact PAC (AICPAC) is to identify social and fiscal conservatives throughout America and engage them at the Grassroots level in the political process of elections and legislation at all levels of Government (local, county, state and federal).
The goal of Americans in Contact PAC (AICPAC) is to identify the political opinions and preferences of the 120,000,000 homes in America that are contained in proprietary databases to which AICPAC has access.
Update: Apparently this is happening in North Carolina too– the same group with the same illegal tactics.