Stop marketers from being able to call your cellphone!
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Stop marketers from being able to call your cellphone!

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      <span>CREDO Action</span>

A bill being considered by the House Energy and Commerce Committee would end 20 years of consumer protection preventing marketers from endlessly calling your cell phone--and using up minutes that you pay for.

This proposed legislation is so far-reaching that Sen. Chuck Schumer said that if it passes, "The floodgates would be open to telemarketers, who could call you on your cell phone during breakfast, lunch, dinner, no matter if you're at home, at school, at the office."

Our best chance to stop the bill is in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. If we can prevent the bill from coming to a full House vote, we can effectively kill it and preserve the traditional protections consumers enjoy from intrusive and unwanted robocalls to their cell phone.

Tell the members of the Energy and Commerce Committee: Oppose any bill that would give corporations virtually free rein to call cell phones.

It's unsurprising that this bill is being pushed by corporate interests like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Bankers Association.

And since big business already has lobbyists on Capitol Hill whipping support for this legislation, it is even more important that the members of the Energy and Commerce Committee hear from consumers that this harmful legislation should not even be brought up for a vote.

This overreach by corporations has to be stopped. It is unreasonable and unfair to expect consumers to pay when telemarketers make unwanted calls to their cell phones. But if the Energy and Commerce Committee doesn't stop this bill from coming to a vote, it will be harder to stop this harmful legislation.

Tell the members of the Energy and Commerce Committee: Commit to vote against any bill that would give corporations virtually free rein to call cell phones.

If this infringement of privacy and abolishment of consumer protection wasn't enough, the way the bill is written, you may opt-in to receive calls from marketers and bill collectors without even realizing it.

Although telemarketers have to have "express consent" before they can call your cell phone, this bill would mean that if you ever give your phone number when buying anything, you will have given businesses the ability to call you endlessly--and use up minutes you paid for.

This bill is anti-consumer and constitutes serious infringement on the rights and privacy of cell phone users--and it has to be stopped.

Tell the members of the Energy and Commerce Committee: Oppose any bill that would give corporations virtually free rein to call cell phones.

To:
Telemarketers
I urge you to oppose any bill that would give corporations virtually free rein to call cell phones.

As a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, you have the ability to stop H.R.3035, a bill that would end 20 years of consumer protection. Take a stand for consumer privacy and protection and oppose this bill.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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