Saturday, May 9, 2009


I had my fill of robo-calls last election. So imagine my horror this week when they started again. I live in a small town of about 8,000 people, with maybe 4,000 registered voters. One selectman seat is up for grabs. One candidate has made 3 robo-calls to me, the last an hour ago, urging me to the polls. (I already voted). The other has also reached out to me 3 times - but each call has been a personal call, made by someone I know, who was ready to engage me in a discussion of the issues and answer any questions.

Guess which candidate I voted for?


  1. Won't registering for the National Do Not Call list stop these calls? Even political telephone campaigns surely fall under the guidelines for outbound telephone solicitations? Anyway, here's the link...

  2. We are registered on the Do Not call there must be a political exception- or they are violating the law.

  3. Yes, politicians are exempt.

    We are fighting back.

    It is too bad that politicians continue to exempt themselves from Do Not Call law. is fighting for the privacy of the American voter.

    1 - Creating a Political Do Not Call Registry
    2 - Testifying in the US Senate about robo calls (Sen. Feinstein’s Robocall Privacy Act)
    3 - Forcing states to enforce existing robo call laws (CA, MN, NJ, etc..)
    4 - Getting politicians to take a do not robo call pledge (7 have)

    Here is a quote from a member recently:

    "I'm a shift worker, working variable shifts. I depend on my sleep to be able to do my job safely and efficiently. I'm a locomotive engineer. Imagine the disaster were I to fall asleep, operating a freight train carrying hazardous materials in your neighborhood, due to fatigue from being awoken in my middle of the night on a continuous basis during election season. Please stop.."

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    Shaun Dakin
    A non-profit fighting for the privacy of the American voter