by Daveda Gruber:
I don’t know about you but I receive many robot calls and texts every day.
One man from Texas got very upset over receiving text messages from the U.S. Senate campaign of U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas. Now he’s taking the organization to court.
A class-action lawsuit was filed against the Beto for Texas campaign on behalf of all Texans. It alleges the group sent text messages to voters without obtaining permission to contact them. It alleges that the Beto for Texas campaign violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
The law bans the use of automated telephone equipment to send texts or calls to a person’s cell phone without their permission. It exempts calls for emergency purposes.
The lawsuit was filed in Northern District of Texas Court. It names Collin County resident Sameer Syeed as the plaintiff.
I guess Syeed is a Cruz man? Maybe he just hates those annoying calls?
The suit demands the campaign pay at least $500 per text message to Syeed and other members in the suit.
Syeed alleges he received nine (9) texts from the Beto for Texas campaign in 2018. He received a series of error messages and disconnected dial tones when he tried calling the numbers back.
His attempts to stop the messages by texting back didn’t seem to work either.
Communications director for the Beto for Texas campaign, Chris Evans, said the program is legal.
He said, “Our grassroots volunteer program with thousands of Texans canvassing, phone banking, texting, and organizing is the largest this state has seen. It is fully compliant with the law.”
O’Rourke is in a tight U.S. Senate race against Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz.
During a recent debate between the two men, had a ‘President Trump moment’. He referred to Cruz as “Lyin Ted.”
Trumps nicknames seem to stick but Trump is going to rally for Cruz in Houston, TX. on Monday, October 22, 2018 06:30 pm (CDT).
Trump recently tweeted:
Beto O’Rourke is a total lightweight compared to Ted Cruz, and he comes nowhere near representing the values and desires of the people of the Great State of Texas. He will never be allowed to turn Texas into Venezuela!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2018
I’ll be watching, will you?