Last Updated: March 29, 2023
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Friends of Sherrod Brown
3867 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44333
By providing your mobile phone number, you consent to receive recurring autodialed SMS/MMS marketing messages by this organization. No purchase required. Msg&data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel or HELP for help.
The Friends of Sherrod Brown Short Code (44105) provides alerts and updates to subscribers on Sherrod Brown’s actions and initiatives, including volunteer opportunities and civic engagement alerts.
If you want to join again, just sign up as you did the first time and we will start sending SMS messages to you again.
Participating carriers: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Boost Mobile, MetroPCS, Virgin Mobile, Alaska Communications Systems (ACS), Appalachian Wireless (EKN), Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular One of East Central, IL (ECIT), Cellular One of Northeast Pennsylvania, Cricket, Coral Wireless (Mobi PCS), COX, Cross, Element Mobile (Flat Wireless), Epic Touch (Elkhart Telephone), GCI, Golden State, Hawkeye (Chat Mobility), Hawkeye (NW Missouri), Illinois Valley Cellular, Inland Cellular, iWireless (Iowa Wireless), Keystone Wireless (Immix Wireless/PC Man), Mosaic (Consolidated or CTC Telecom), Nex-Tech Wireless, NTelos, Panhandle Communications, Pioneer, Plateau (Texas RSA 3 Ltd), Revol, RINA, Simmetry (TMP Corporation), Thumb Cellular, Union Wireless, United Wireless, Viaero Wireless, and West Central (WCC or 5 Star Wireless).
Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages.
For all questions about the services provided by this short code, you can send an email to [email protected]
Friends of Sherrod Brown
3867 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44333
Email address: [email protected]
Date of Last Revision: March 29, 2023
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These Terms of Service (“Terms”) apply to your access to and use of the websites, mobile sites and other online offerings (collectively, the “Site”) provided by Friends of Sherrod Brown (the “Campaign,” “we,” or “us”) that link to these Terms. By accessing or by using our Site, you agree to these Terms, and any terms incorporated by reference. If you do not agree to these Terms, do not use our Site.
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Designated Agent: Copyright Agent
Address: Friends of Sherrod Brown 3867 West Market Street Ste. 289 Akron, OH 44333 United States
E-Mail Address: [email protected]
Please see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3) for the requirements of a proper notification. Also, please note that if you knowingly misrepresent that any activity or material on our Site is infringing, you may be liable to the Campaign for certain costs and damages.
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