Local Politics

AG: Add Robo Calls to Do Not Call Limits

Posted February 26, 2008 12:13 p.m. EST
Updated February 26, 2008 12:39 p.m. EST

— 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.