Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., which is the official campaign committee for candidate Donald Trump, was named in a putative class action case on April 25, 2016, for sending unwanted text messages to individuals. The case was filed in federal court in the Northern District of Illinois.
The suit alleges that the text messages were sent to the individuals in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The content of the text requested that the individual subscribe to the campaign and that if they did, it would “help make America Great Again!”
The suit alleges that the texts were sent without express written consent, which is required by TCPA. The suit alleges willful violation of the TCPA, which carries statutory damages of up to $1,500 per text.