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For Immediate Release Contact:  Judith Ingram
August 30, 2012 Julia Queen
  Christian Hilland

FEC MAKES PUBLIC A REVISED DRAFT OF ADVISORY OPINION, EXTENDS THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

WASHINGTON –The Federal Election Commission has made public a revised draft of Advisory Opinion 2012-30 and extended the public comment period until noon on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.  The Commission discussed a previous draft of Advisory Opinion 2012-30 at its August 23 open meeting and decided to make public a revised draft based on comments on behalf of the requestor and on the discussion at the table.

The draft of Advisory Opinion 2012-30 responds to a request from Revolution Messaging, LLC asking whether its proposal to use mobile phone text messaging to raise funds for political committees is permissible under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, and Commission regulations.

The Commission will accept comments on both drafts and on any comments on those drafts until September 4 at noon.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Established in 1975, the FEC is composed of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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