News Release

U.S. PIRG Calls on FEC to Allow Campaign Contributions via Text Message

For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release:
DATE 5/1/12

Contact:
Blair Bowie, 202-546-9707 x302

U.S. PIRG, Reform Groups Call on FEC to Allow Campaign Contributions by Text Message

On Monday, U.S. PIRG, along with nine other prominent government reform groups, submitted a comment on a request for an advisory opinion at the Federal Election Commission in support of the agency allowing small-donor campaign contributions via text message in time for the 2012 election.

“Allowing text message contributions could help engage first-time and young voters in the campaign finance system and promote small donor engagement to push back against the flood of big money we are already seeing in 2012,” commented Blair Bowie, U.S. PIRG Democracy Advocate.

To view the full text of the letter, click here.

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