Beto Gets Sued Over Invasive Text Messages

For months it's been a common topic of discussion in Texas: how did  Beto O'Rourke get my cellphone number and why is he sending me text messages?

Here at KPRC Radio we've received emails from  thousands (literally thousands) of angry radio listeners who don't  understand how Beto got their phone number.

Well apparently two Texas men could take no more and they're taking Beto to court.

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Beto O'Rourke's senate  campaign from Texas voters who say Beto never got their permission to  contact them.  They claim Beto violated the Telephone Consumer  Protection Act.

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act is a law  that prohibits the use of automated telephone equipment to send texts  to people without their permission.

The lawsuit was filed by plaintiff Sameer Syeed in the Northern District of Texas Courts.  

The end goal for the lawsuit is to require Beto's campaign to pay $500 per text to all the members in the class action suit.

For more information on the class action lawsuit, contact attorney Shawn Jaffer. 

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 12: House Armed Services Committee member Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) listens to witness testimony during a hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Trump administration's top war-fighters, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, testified before the committee about their FY2019 defense budget request, the possible military response to alleged chemical attacks in Syria and other subjects. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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