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March 23, 2011 12:59 PM   Subscribe

I have repeatedly unsubscribed from the Obama campaign/OFA text message list, and yet the texts keep coming. How can I actually get them to stop?
posted by furiousxgeorge to Technology (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Looking through my chat history with them (62262), they say to reply "STOP", but I did that 3 times to no avail. I also tried "UNSUBSCRIBE", which appeared to work.

Have you received the unsubscribe confirmation text? "You will no longer receive updates from Organizing for America..."
posted by misterbrandt at 1:20 PM on March 23, 2011


Try looking for a "Contact Us" page on the related web site, and get the phone number or email of someone in the public relations office. Contact them and politely, but firmly, explain your situation. This may not be the same person who handles their text message list, but they would a) be an "insider" enough to know who to ask, and b) has a vested interest in keeping the public happy. Acknowledge that they may not run the list keeping, but say that you're not sure who else to contact. Ask that they contact you with a follow-up to confirm that your name got off the list. If they don't contact you within a few weeks, or you get another text, contact them again, politely-but-firmly.

Polite-but-firm is the way to go.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:23 PM on March 23, 2011


I got these texts too until I texted back with a polite disagreement regarding one of the president's policies. Voila! Removed from the list. Depressing, I know.
posted by Wordwoman at 1:23 PM on March 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


Just found this on the OFA "Contact Us" website:

"For any other questions or concerns, email ofainfo@dnc.org or call (866) 495-2004."

I'd try calling.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:24 PM on March 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


I got these texts too until I texted back with a polite disagreement regarding one of the president's policies. Voila! Removed from the list. Depressing, I know.

I replied with an emphatic "F--- YOU" during the health care debate, same result.
posted by T.D. Strange at 1:50 PM on March 23, 2011


Is it possible you gave them a google voice number that doesn't match your cell number?
posted by empath at 2:10 PM on March 23, 2011


Only signed up with one number, got the unsubscribe confirmation multiple times to no avail. Now trying a reply of "FUCK YOU" and one of "Obama should support gay marriage." If that doesn't work I guess I'll call. Thanks.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 8:23 PM on March 23, 2011


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