Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Campaign Settles Fundraising Text Suit with Illinois Man

The Nancy Pelosi for Congress Campaign appears to have settled a 2022 lawsuit with an Illinois man who claimed he received unwanted fundraising text messages, Business Insider reported.

Federal campaign finance disclosures made public in April revealed a $7,500 payment marked “Settlement” made to Jorge Rojas, who had filed a suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The claim cited a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, which restricts robocalling and limits calls to people who have placed themselves on the Do Not Call Registry.

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Rojas claimed that he received 21 texts between November 2021 and July 2022, saying he had put himself on the don’t-call list to "obtain solitude from invasive and harassing telemarketing calls." He sought damages of $31,500 for "malicious, intentional, willful, reckless, wanton and negligent disregard" for his rights.

Rojas filed the suit in October and three months later filed a motion to dismiss it. The suit named the campaign, Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and ActBlue LLC, and included copies of text message sent from the Pelosi campaign to Rojas’ phone number.