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At 2:40 PM, Anonymous eastsyr said...

From a Daily Kos Diary -

If you've been robocalled by the GOP, let debcoop know (d7eb@aol.com). She has reporters waiting to talk to you. Please get a recording if possible.

 
At 2:42 PM, Blogger The Watcher said...

Great minds think alike.

 
At 2:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely do that, but please also contact the local TV channels. I didn't realize this was a country-wide Karl Rove November Surprise, but it's certainly newsworthy!

WSTM, Ch 3:
"If you see news happening, call the Action News Tipsline at 426-TIPS.
If you have a story idea, send us an e-mail" news@wstm.com

CBS 5
Switchboard: 315-425-5555
Mail: 980 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203
contact form on: http://www.wtvh.com/contactus/default.aspx

NewsChannel 9 WSYR
Main Office: (315) 446-9999
Newsroom: (315) 446-3333, Fax: (315) 446-9283
Your Stories Line: (315) 446-9900
yourstories@9wsyr.com
NewsChannel9@9wsyr.com

News10 Tips Line
(315) 234-1010
1-866-4NEWS10
Fax Line
(315) 634-4270
1-866-634-4270
http://www.news10now.com/content/contact_us/viewer_center/story_ideas/

 
At 2:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Watcher and gang... have you guys seen anything like this?

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/11/6/02926/3087

Voter suppression by fake robocalls at late hours is being coordinated by the repubs!!!

 
At 3:28 PM, Anonymous eastsyr said...

Yeah I made sure I refreshed the page to make sure you hadn't commented on it, but it looks like we just missed each other.

 
At 8:55 PM, Blogger TLB said...

N.H. makes GOP stop some automated calls.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061106/ap_on_el_ho/automated_calls_complaint

CONCORD, N.H. - A Republican organization agreed to stop making automated phone calls to New Hampshire residents on the federal do-not-call list. But the Democrats said Monday that the calls still violate federal rules.
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The National Republican Congressional Committee agreed on Sunday to stop calling homes on the registry after a citizen complained to the state attorney general. Under New Hampshire law, political campaigns can contact people on the do-not-call list, but cannot use automated recordings.

The calls criticize Democratic congressional challenger Paul Hodes, who is locked in a tight race against Republican Rep. Charles Bass (news, bio, voting record).

Bass issued a statement Sunday asking all outside groups to stop the calls and said he was pleased that the NRCC had agreed.

But a spokesman for Hodes said the calls also violate a
Federal Communications Commission rule that says automated calls must identify their source at the beginning of the message.

One of the calls features a woman who opens by saying, "Hello. I'm calling with information about Paul Hodes," according to a recording released by the state Democratic Party. She goes on to criticize Hodes' position on taxes and ends by saying the call was paid for by the NRCC and was not coordinated with the Bass campaign.

Alex Burgos, an NRCC spokesman, said the group believes its messages comply with all federal laws.

An FCC spokeswoman declined to comment on the dispute.

The NRCC is using "robo calls" in at least 53 competitive House races nationwide. The calls have led to a few complaints to the FCC.

"This is the same kind of dirty tricks we've seen up here in the last couple of election cycles," Hodes spokesman Reid Cherlin said.

In May, a former
Republican National Committee official, James Tobin, was sentenced to 10 months behind bars for his role in the jamming of New Hampshire Democrats' telephones on Election Day 2002. He was the third person sent to prison in the case.

 
At 10:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, it's Election Eve and I feel the need to make a general post that isn't about robo calls (although thanks for the excellent posts to that end). We have a historic opportunity tomorrow to change the course of central and upstate New York. People here are yearning for change: bring our troops home from Iraq, raise the minimum wage, create affordable and accessible health care, and generate job opportunities. We have a tremendous history here as central New Yorkers, dating back to abolition and the women's rights movement, not to mention our contributions to the industrial revolution that helped America thrive. These revolutions caught fire here in central New York. Throughout our proud history, we have always been agents of change. Time and again, we have been the ones who have dared to envision a future that is better than the past.

Now, more than ever, our nation and our area yearn for a new direction and a better future. Our brave men and women overseas need to know that as they stand up to fight for us, we are fighting for them here at home, by voting in a Congress that will stand up for a better quality of life for ALL Americans – not just multi-millionaires and oil executives. Get out there, get people to the polls, and continue our proud tradition as agents of change who stand up for a better future.

 

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