Love Robo Calls? Then take control with the National Political Do Not Contact Registry
by shimane, Tue Jul 10, 2007 at 08:14:20 AM EDT
Did you know that according to the PEW Internet Life project 64% of American voters received "robo calls" during the 2006 election cycle?
Were you one of them?
Well, I was one of the 64% last year and I decided to found a non partisan non profit (501 C3) called Citizens for Civil Discourse (CCD).
After being called at dinner with my family almost every evening by robo calls and person to person calls I said that enough is enough.
At the same time, many of my friends commented about the lack of "civil discourse" in the US. We shout past each other without listening.
So I founded CCD: so that you, the voter, can take control of the political discussion from the politicians.
CCD's mission is to elevate the political discourse in the USA by helping to give control of the political discussion back to the voter, rather than to the politicans.
To do so CCD is creating the first National Political Do Not Call (Contact) Registry in which voters can take control back from the politicians and tell them:
- If they would like to be contacted, if at all.
- How they would like to be contacted: email, phone, fax, in person, etc..
- When they would like to be contacted: Monday at 8 PM ET
- Who they would like to be contacted by: DEMS only, Republicans, Specific candidates
- What issues you would like to hear from candidates about: Iraq, national security, education, energy, other..
Unlike the Federal DNC registry which only registers phone numbers, CCD's DNC registry will collect all methods of communcation (email, address, phone, etc..) as well as who you support.
CCD has developed a pre-launch blog to start the conversation and to see what you, the voter, think.
Check out and let us know: http://thinkdodone.typepad.com/ccd/
Start the civil discourse now.