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Pelosi's Campaign Pays $7,500 to an Illinois Man Who Sued Due to 'Invasive and Harassing' Fundraising Text Messages

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) campaign paid an Illinois man $7,500 as a settlement after the man sued Pelosi, her campaign, and the fundraising system ActBlue over 'invasive and harassing' fundraising text texts.

Jorge Rojas sued Pelosi in federal court in October. According to Business Insider, he said that she and her team broke the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 by sending him 21 "harassing" text messages over a nine-month period.

The rule, which has been found to apply to text messages, tells telemarketers not to call people on the Do Not Call Registry who live in the United States.

"As the Supreme Court has said, Americans strongly disagree about many things," Rojas's lawsuit says. "But they mostly agree that they don't like robocalls."
Pelosi campaign pays Illinois man $7,500 after he sued over 'invasive and  harassing' fundraising texts
The claim says that Rojas signed up for the Do Not Call Registry in 2008 to "get away from intrusive and annoying telemarketing calls."

Rojas said that the text messages were a "malicious, intentional, willful, reckless, wanton, and negligent disregard" for his rights and that he felt "frustrated, annoyed, irritated, and like his privacy had been invaded."

Rojas wanted at least $31,500 in damages, including $1,500 for each text message he got from Pelosi's campaign, but he dropped the case in February.

But campaign finance reports made public on Friday showed that Pelosi's team paid Rojas $7,500 as a "settlement."

Rojas and the office of Pelosi have not said anything about the settlement money.

The California Democrat Party was also sued by Rojas in November for $4,500, the New York Post said.

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