Skip to comments.It's a Candidate Calling. Again
Posted on 11/07/2006 11:37:57 AM PST by steve-b
This year's heavy volume of automated political phone calls has infuriated countless voters and triggered sharp complaints from Democrats, who say the Republican Party has crossed the line in bombarding households with recorded attacks on candidates in tight House races nationwide....
An Ohio woman, who did not leave her name, called The Washington Post in tears yesterday, saying she could not keep her phone line open to hospice workers caring for her terminally ill mother because of nonstop political robo-calls.
Pamela Lorenz, a retired nurse in Roseville, Calif., called her own experience "harassment as far as I'm concerned" and said, "If I were voting right now, the opponent who's doing this, he'd be off my list for throwing that much trash."
Hour after hour and day after day for two weeks, Lorenz's home has received the same NRCC recorded message attacking Charlie Brown, the Democrat who is challenging Rep. John T. Doolittle (R) in a hard-fought battle in northeastern California....
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Nobody has a right to complain about their house getting called unless they are on the "do not call list".
Anyone using a marketing machine has to first download that list by law before using the machine.
I help a doctor run one of these for his marketing, so I know of what I speak of here.
Yeah, OK. The GOP is now attacking defenseless old women with phone calls. WOMEN AND CHILDREN HARDEST HIT!
LOL...I've gotten two calls from Joe Piscapo saying even though he was a democrat,that he was voting for Kean the Republican.
I AM ON THE DO NOT CALL LIST AND STILL GO OVER A DOZEN OF THESE CALLS LAST WEEKEND!!!!!! How the #$%(&%(&^)!@ do I get off theist (*&$%@! list!!!!
I may be mistaken, but I believe political parties are exempt from using the "do not call" list.
I am no expert here, but I do not believe the do-not-call lists pertain to political calling
Political organizations are exempt from the Do Not Call List.
I heard about this on the ride into work this morning. Tom Davis, Allen & Giuliani have all called me and Ive got about a metric ton of campaign flyers from the GOP, but not one piece of propaganda from the Dims. I just assumed that the GOP sent stuff to GOP folks, and the Dims sent stuff to the Dims. Are folks who aren't registered getting stuff from both parties?
By the way, the phone calls and flyers don't bother me nearly as much as what goes on at any metro station (in the DC Metro) on Election Day. Ive had gang initiation gauntlets that were easier to run.
If I understand it correctly, you actually have to verbally tell the caller to put you on THEIR do not call list when you receive a political call.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong ---- I believe political calls do not fall under the restrictions of the all-encompassing "do not call" list.
Political calls are not covered by the law.
That is one law that needs changing ASAP!!!!!!!
You can register your phone number for free, and it will remain on the national do-not-call list for five years. You may re-enter your number on the list when the five years have passed, and you may remove your number from the list at any time.
The Do-Not-Call registry does not prevent all unwanted calls. It does not cover the following:
* calls from organizations with which you have established a business relationship;
* calls for which you have given prior written permission;
* calls which are not commercial or do not include unsolicited advertisements;
* calls by or on behalf of tax-exempt non-profit organizations.
Wow, if that were the case, people would have a good case to be pissed.
You could be right 4Ps because I only know the business law on the issue, I assumed it was all the same.
What a horrible situation...
We got a call from the RNC asking us to vote for Richard Nixon.
I didn't know that, boy that really sucks.
Judging by the "unhappy customers" who I talked to while waiting in line to vote this morning, I think that candidates, parties and issues coalitions should re-think these calls next time around. IT IS REALLY TICKING PEOPLE OFF!