Political campaign phone calls are annoying

Tomorrow is Election Day. In the past two days, I’ve received more pre-recorded telephone calls from the candidates than I’ve received on my phone in the past year (yes, I have no life). I signed up for the Wisconsin No Call list to avoid telemarketers from calling me, but it only covers for-profit organizations. That means that political candidates are free to call and ask me to vote for them. I just wish they’d stop… I know where I stand on the issues, and I don’t need a pre-recorded phone message telling me who to vote for or how to vote on specific referenda.

So here is one thing I recommend for new legislation: update the no call law to allow people to opt out from receiving phone calls from political candidates, political action committees, and non-profit organizations. Until then, I’m voting for the candidate that has called me the least.

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