FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2015
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a firm ruling advancing consumers' protections against unwanted robocalls and text messages to their cell phones. Attorneys at the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) and the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA), and advocates from Consumers Union, U.S. PIRG, Consumer Federation of America, and Consumer Action cheered the FCC's action in the face of heavy anti-consumer lobbying from multiple sectors of industry, which sought to use robodialers to call and text cell phones without consent. "We applaud the FCC for upholding the essential protections in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a key consumer law," said National Consumer Law Center attorney Margot Saunders. "The industry petitions would have exposed consumers to a tsunami of unwanted robocalls and texts to their cell phones."