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Do-not-call registry for robo-calls
To the editor:
In response to the story "Election robo-calls can't be stopped": I started a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization last year to combat intrusive robo-calls by using a voluntary, private-sector solution: the Political Do Not Contact Registry. As a result, I was asked to testify at the U.S. Senate in February along with North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper.
Our registry is similar to the federal government's Do Not Call list. But to succeed it requires politicians who will honor the wishes of voters who'd rather not endure the endless robotic, political phone calls during campaign season.
Mike Carter, candidate for Missouri lieutenant governor, has taken the pledge, agreeing not to robo-call constituents who sign up for free at the National Political Do Not Contact Registry at StopPoliticalCalls.org.
Voters' phones will soon be ringing off the hook this fall. Fed-up voters can visit our Web site at StopPoliticalCalls.org and add their names to our free Do Not Call registry. It's time we give the political dialogue back to average, concerned citizens.
SHAUN DAKIN, CEO, National Political Do Not Contact Registry, Falls Church, Va.