Posts tagged: robo-calls
Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, and six other lawmakers are seeking an inquiry into possible violations of the Idaho Telephone Solicitation Act by opponents Gov. Butch Otter’s health insurance exchange bill. Horman said she received about 120 computer generated calls on her unlisted cell phone and office phone that that failed to include legally required disclosures, including the identity of the person for whom the call is made. The purpose of the message and contact information for the caller also are required. The calls were made Saturday and Tuesday, Horman said. Tea Party Boise President Chad Inman told me Tuesday the calls were made on behalf of Gem State Tea Party, an umbrella group uniting 13 Idaho Tea Party groups/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.
Question: Would you like to see the Idaho AG take action on this request?
On his Facebook wall, David Townsend writes: “
From KEA Blog: We’ve heard from a number of friends and members that they are being robocalled from the phony front group “Citizens for a Prosperous Silver Valley” which opposes the proposed cleanup in the Silver Valley. We wish we could give better advice as to how to shut down the annoying phone calls, but we’re afraid that according to the Supreme Court the free speech rights of mining corporations is protected by the Constitution, and the national “Do Not Call Registry” does not apply to non-commercial calls. For what it’s worth, the phone calls should end soon.
Question: Are you on the “Do Not Call Registry”?
Joan Harman: Just heard the latest political robocall this morning. It actually started out as a “debt collection” phone call. For anyone who has struggled to pay their bills in hard economic times, such a call is way over the top. Given the fact that our economic problems and debt began with the GOP.
Question: Which campaign or political candidate made a robo-call to you over the weekend? (I fielded one from the Kootenai County Republican Party.)
Dan of the County: I’m wondering if anyone else got a totally automated phone poll that only asked about who you would be voting for county commissioner. At least one other person in our office with a 687 prefix got one last night…maybe it was the Rathdrum night…curious who was doing it and of course what kind of results they are getting.
Question: Did anyone else get an automated phone call, asking questions re: the primary elections for county commissioner? Anyone know the source of the calls?