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Allow consumers to opt-out of receiving phone calls from political and charitable organizations and individuals.

This petition had 41,586 supporters


It's time to eliminate "phone spam" -- unwelcome phone calls from political and charitable organizations and individuals. You may not be aware, but the current legislation and rules allow political organizations, charities, and surveys to call you even if you have signed up on the Do Not Call Registry. Those calls are permitted "because of the limits to FTC’s authority."   

We find the blanket "carve out" of these organizations inappropriate. There are those who may choose to accept these calls -- but the choice should belong to consumers, not politicians and organizations. We are asking the Edith Ramirez, Chair of the FTC, the US Congress, and President Obama to modify the legislation and rules around the Federal Do Not Call Registry to allow consumers to opt-out of receiving these calls. 

Each election cycle, we are inundated with these phone calls, which interrupt our meals and family time. Most of these calls are unsolicited, many are untruthful, and to us, they are always unwelcome invasions of privacy and abuses of telephone services and equipment for which we pay. We believe that these unwelcome calls are "phone-spam" and that we should be able to opt-out of them. Please sign this petition and help us make this important change. 



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