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CUNA and Leagues write to FCC re: 2017 TCPA Petition
Posted February 19, 2020 by CUNA Advocacy

CUNA and the 35 Credit Union Leagues sent a letter to the FCC urging them to take action on CUNA's 2017 Petition for TCPA relief for credit unions. In particular, CUNA’s petition asked the FCC to clarify the TCPA applicability to information calls made to a wireless phone by either:  

  • Adopting an establishing business relationship (EBR) exemption from the prior consent requirement for credit union informational calls and text messages to cell phones; or alternatively  
  • Exempting credit union information calls or texts from the prior consent requirement if they are in fact free to the called party under the called party’s wireless plan.

Since the petition, the legal environment surrounding TCPA has only become more confusing with increased conflict between the courts applying the Act. CUNA and the Leagues argue that the uncertainty justifies immediate action on the petition.