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A Step Forward for Political SMS Donations

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Friday, August 17 2012

Efforts to make text-messaging donations to political campaigns a reality took a significant step forward this week when the Federal Election Commission clarified its view on some of the key questions wireless carriers wanted to clarify before doing business in politics.Both campaigns and the carriers have been hesitating to roll out donations by text message even though the commission gave the green light in June because the initial opinion had not delineated responsibility for staying compliant with regulations as clearly as the wireless carriers would have liked.

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