The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced a proposed fine of nearly $13 million against a robocaller that targeted communities in six different states, including California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, and Virginia. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law was one of the first civil rights group to actively urge the FCC to launch an investigation into the fearmongering and hate-fueled robocalls to spread misinformation and cause harm.
“The ruling by the Federal Communications Commission is proof of what we can accomplish when we act with urgency to impede the spread of hateful campaigns that intend to cause harm or disrupt due process in our nation. That is why the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law remains dedicated to combatting everyday hate incidents across the country.”
“I commend the actions of our legal experts and counsels at the Lawyers’ Committee, who were at the forefront of driving a sense of urgency to ensure that the perpetrators were not only stopped but held culpable for their hateful actions. Hate crimes remain a fundamental threat to the safety and security of our nation, and we must act with urgency to curtail the rise in white nationalism and any other hate groups that threaten the safety and security of our communities.”