Stop Politicians from calling your Cell Phone
ROBOCALLS TO YOUR CELL PHONE MAY BE COMING: Since 1991, mobile phone numbers have been excluded from telemarketers' lists, political campaigners, and other unwanted, unsolicited phone marketers. Now, there's a bill in the US House of Representatives to change all of that — one that opens the doors to a new era of political robocalling right to your mobile phone. The "Mobile Informational Call Act" is an amendment to the Communications Act of 1934 and will allow political organizations, committees, and action groups to contact you on your mobile phone. The new bill, if passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law by the President, would allow political organizations to use automated dialers and robocall-systems to dial your cell phone and hand you off to a live person or play automated messages asking you to contribute to political campaigns or take surveys. The result, should the bill pass and become law, is that you'll be able to opt-out of specific campaigns and group calling lists, but political organizations that get your number through petitions, calling lists, or affiliated organizations will be able to call your mobile phone whenever they choose.
... As always, the best thing to do is contact your congressional representatives and let them know that you oppose the bill and would like them to oppose the bill as well. The National Political Do Not Contact Registry (NPDNC) has a petition that you can sign to make your opposition to the bill known to your specific representatives.