BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced its plan to enable its customers to utilize text messaging to contribute to presidential campaigns. The following is a statement by William Petersen, Verizon Wireless Vice President & General Counsel:
"Starting today, Verizon Wireless will put into operation a new program, recently authorized by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), which will enable Verizon customers to use text messaging to contribute to the campaign committees of the presidential campaigns of the two major political parties. Verizon Wireless intends to implement this new program carefully and in full compliance with the FEC's recent direction. The program is currently being limited to the two presidential campaigns in order to assess the service."
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