Uber Technologies, Inc. was hit with another class action lawsuit [view previous post here] last week for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) when it sent text messages to its customers without prior written consent.

The suit, filed in federal court in Texas, alleges that Uber sent text messages to its customers to urge them to oppose mandates proposed by the City of Austin to require that Uber perform background checks on its drivers. The texts have been dubbed “political” by the plaintiffs, which they allege are prohibited by the TCPA.