Monday, February 11, 2008

Congresswoman Foxx Is First To Sign "Do Not Robo Call" Pledge

NC Congresswoman Virginia Foxx is the first member of Congress to sign the "Do Not Robo Call" pledge. By signing the pledge, Foxx agrees not to robocall constituents who have signed up on the National Political Do Not Contact Registry.

Here is a portion of a press release from Congresswoman Foxx: U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx (R-5-NC) today announced that she pledges not to conduct “robo” calls to voters in her district who have registered their phone number with the National Political Do Not Contact (NPDNC) registry at Rep. Foxx is the first Member of Congress to take the “Do Not Robo Call” pledge since the non-profit Citizens for Civil Discourse launched the list last October. Rep. Foxx is leading the efforts in Congress to legislate a political “do not call” list and last year introduced H.R. 248, the Robo Calls Off Phones (Robo COP) Act. “It is a travesty that people can sign up for the Do Not Call list for commercial calls but political calls are exempt,” said Representative Foxx. “The public can’t stand it when the Congress makes one rule for constituents and another for politicians. We must not set Congress and other elected officials apart from the way we treat business and industry. Instead of people being encouraged to get out and engage with candidates, they are being turned off from the entire process with ‘robo’ calls.”

I really appreciate this action, and Foxx is right - voters don't like it when Congress makes rules for us that don't apply to them!

For more info on Citizens for Civil Discourse (CCD) and the National Political Do Not Contact registry, go to

1 comment:

Shaun said...

Rep Foxx is to be commended on her national leadership on this issue.

These calls are an epidemic and are invading the privacy of All American Voters.

Our members are taking a stand and saying enough is enough at the National Political Do Not Contact Registry at

Here is a quote from a member this morning:

"I find it very frustrating... I tend to get calls at the WORST time. I have a one year old daughter, and it NEVER fails that the phone will ring when I put her down for a nap or for bed. Also my vote is PRIVATE... so who do you think you are calling with a survey to find out who I am voting for!!! Stop calling me."


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