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house Bill H.R. 805

If You're on the "Do Not Call" Registry, Should You Be Safe From Political Robocalls?

Argument in favor

Pre-recorded political phone calls should be subject to the same rules as all other telemarketing calls. If a person bothered to sign up for the Do Not Call Registry they probably don’t want robocalls from political candidates or interest groups.

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03/02/2019
Surely, my fellow Americans, we can agree on THIS!🤪🤓
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Richard rice's Opinion
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03/02/2019
The Do NoT Call list is a joke. I signed up and signed up my 91 year old mother and the numbers actually increased. And MOST are recorded or computer calls. I guess committee members value bribes from the industry more than their constituents
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Kodiwodi's Opinion
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03/02/2019
Do not call means exactly that. Politicians are not special and will get hung up on just as fast as every other solicitor! Also if your number shows up caller unknown Or anonymous I will respect your privacy by not answering the phone. Nomorobo is a great tool.
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Argument opposed

Political content, whether it comes from a candidate running for office or an interest group, shouldn’t be restricted as robocalls can help mobilize voters who may not have turned out to vote without receiving a reminder call.

Rocio.nyc's Opinion
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03/03/2019
Slippery slope here, robo calls are annoying but not allowing this could be used as a voter suppression tool.
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AuntG's Opinion
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03/03/2019
As irritating as they may be, a successful democracy is utterly dependent upon the participation of an informed populace.
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David's Opinion
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03/03/2019
Make robo calls a felony! No matter the purpose. If a person is not dialing the phone number, it is not free speech it's a computers speech and we should not protect that. The bill says it should only apply to calls where there is not a person available to talk. This makes it useless.
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      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedJanuary 28th, 2019
    Surely, my fellow Americans, we can agree on THIS!🤪🤓
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    Slippery slope here, robo calls are annoying but not allowing this could be used as a voter suppression tool.
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    The Do NoT Call list is a joke. I signed up and signed up my 91 year old mother and the numbers actually increased. And MOST are recorded or computer calls. I guess committee members value bribes from the industry more than their constituents
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    Do not call means exactly that. Politicians are not special and will get hung up on just as fast as every other solicitor! Also if your number shows up caller unknown Or anonymous I will respect your privacy by not answering the phone. Nomorobo is a great tool.
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    I am sick and tired of RoboCalls. I think that entities that place RoboCalls should be charged for the calls that they place. They should be required to pay the recipient of their calls a small fee credited to their telephone account in return for the receipt of such calls. This would definitely curb RoboCalls and allow the recipients to more easily block RoboCalls to their phone numbers.
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    On the do not call list and our phone still rings nonstop with robocalls.
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    Yes!! I’m so sick of getting these calls!
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    How about we talk face to face, show you are willing to invest in your voters by visiting less populated areas as well as areas of high concentration.
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    The Do Not Call list should mean exactly what it says! You should be getting no calls from telemarketers or political robocalls! What’s the point of the National Do Not Call registry if it doesn’t apply in all situations?
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    Duh, what does the Do Not Call registry mean, if not this, Idiots? Have they dumbed you all down that much? Seems so, since you put up with all this crap they keep flinging at you! Hope the Allies will support our side, when the revolution begins...
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    YES...Yes....yes...!!!
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    As irritating as they may be, a successful democracy is utterly dependent upon the participation of an informed populace.
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    Charities should not be exempt either, especially since so many are scammers! I don't mind political polls, so I hope they wouldn't be included, but get rid of the automated fundraising calls! In our house, the numbers get blocked anyway, but not ever has that option.
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    We should be safe from political robocalls but we aren’t. I don’t answer calls from unknown callers. If no message is left I block the number.
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    Make robo calls a felony! No matter the purpose. If a person is not dialing the phone number, it is not free speech it's a computers speech and we should not protect that. The bill says it should only apply to calls where there is not a person available to talk. This makes it useless.
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    To my representatives: I support this bill as consumers and anyone else we should be able to opt out of all calls period including charity calls. The practice of calling people’s homes has gotten completely out of hand over the years. Now we need a bill stopping all absolutely all calls coming to our homes. They are nuisance calls none are beneficial. Also, I’ve never been persuaded by a political robo call. I do appreciate robot calls from local schools regarding lockdowns, early release, delayed arrivals, or anything else. These calls are always helpful. Work to carefully craft the bills and enough already with telemarking — I’d guess that 90% of phone owners would agree.
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    No means no. Do not call means do not call.
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    Yes. No entity should be allowed to call you unless you specifically sign up and request phone calls.
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    Robocalls shouldn’t be anyhow.
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    H.R. 805 BILL AKA the Robo Calls Off Phones Act or Robo COP Act I’m in support of and recommend the passage of the House bill AKA the Robo Calls Off Phones Act or Robo COP Act WHICH would change the rules of the National Do Not Call Registry to prohibit political recorded messages from going out as telephone calls to numbers listed on that registry.  Pre-recorded political phone calls should be subject to the same rules as all other telemarketing calls. If a person bothered to sign up for the Do Not Call Registry they probably don’t want robocalls from political candidates or interest groups. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻☎️📞☎️👍🏻. 3*2*19.....
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