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AG: Add Robo Calls to Do Not Call Limits

Posted February 26, 2008

— North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is headed to Washington, D.C., Wednesday to urge the Senate that political robo calls should be prohibited by the Do Not Call Registry.

By law, even households which have registered for the Do Not Call list may receive political robo calls. Cooper has asked state political party leaders to voluntarily avoid calling those on the registry.

Cooper wants the federal government to add political robo calls to the list of telephone solicitations covered by the Do Not Call Registry after hundreds of people complained about getting bombarded with calls leading up to the 2006 elections. 

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  • sdakin Feb 26, 2008

    This is a great start. In the meantime, we are working to get politicians to take the "do not robo call" pledge.

    Rep. Virginia Foxx was the first national politician to agree to pledge not to robo call constituents and agree not to call those voters that sign up on the National Political Do Not Contact Registry at StopPoliticalCalls.org

    I will be testifying with the AG Wednesday on this issue and look forward to meeting him and discussing this epidemic.

    Regards,

    Shaun Dakin
    CEO and Founder
    The National Political Do Not Contact Registry
    http://www.stoppoliticalcalls.org

  • Through a glass darkly Feb 26, 2008

    Hanging up simply allows them to call more numbers. I generally set my phone aside and come back later to hang it up. I usually do this as soon as I determine it is a robo-call -- the long pause after I answer is a good indicator.

  • Slip Kid Feb 26, 2008

    I just got a robo call from 'Rooms to Go' about some stupid sale... at my WORK # !!!! While telephone service (remember the switchboard days - Andy Griffith?) used be considered a 'public' (read LOCAL) service, I now firmly believe that this is a private relationship with you and the telephone company. It should not be exploited by just anybody, period. You can choose to have your number listed, but that does not necessarily make it available for public use.

  • Scubagirl Feb 26, 2008

    PLEASE add them. Would certainly make dinner time quieter.