Dear MoveOn member,
Think about the last time a telemarketer pestered you. It was probably on your landline, right? Because, by law, they can't call cell phones (thank goodness).
But that could all change if we don't act now. A bill being pushed through Congress would make it legal for corporations to robocall your cell phone.1
Yep, businesses would be able to repeatedly hound you throughout the day, no matter where you are, using up minutes that YOU pay for. Can you imagine the nuisance, not to mention the cost?
If you think corporate robocallers should leave your cell phone alone, sign the petition and tell Congress:
Corporate interests like the Chamber of Commerce, the American Bankers Association, and a coalition of debt collectors2 are trying to sneak this bill through under the radar. It's already had a hearing in Congress, but it's not a done deal. We can still stop it.
If Congress hears an outcry from everyday Americans, they'll kill this bill before it gets to a full vote. That's why we need a massive petition that people share widely with their friends and through their social networks. We'll deliver the petition to the House committee reviewing the bill, and make sure the media hears about it as well. Add your name and then share this petition with everyone you know:http://pol.moveon.org/norobocalls/?id=32746-10220574-R7EtMhx&t=4
At a time when Americans are rebelling against corporate greed, it's almost unbelievable that bankers and debt collectors would try to push through another law that benefits corporations at the expense of everyday Americans. We can't let them get away with it.
Thanks for all you do.
–Justin, Julia, Tate, Elena, and the rest of the team
1."Re: H.R. 3035 (Terry), Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011 (oppose)" National Association of Consumer Advocates, Oct. 27, 2011
2. "H.R. 3035 Bill Report" Popvox.com, Nov. 3, 2011
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