Attorney General Blasts Robocall Bill
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is joining with other state attorneys general to prevent robo calls. (WIBC.com photo: Mike Corbin)
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is railing against a bill pending in Washington, D.C.
He says an amendment to the Communications Act would strike down Indiana's Do Not Call and Do Not Fax laws. Zoeller says he joining forces with other state attorneys general who are lobbying Congress to block Mobile Informational Call Act 2011.
The measure would allow robo calls to cell-phones and pre-empt Indiana's long-standing Do Not Call Act. He says the privacy of some 2 million Hoosiers would be lost because the state would likely no longer be able to enforce state laws against junk faxes, pre-recorded calls and text messages.
Among those calls ... message from political campaigns. Zoeller is urging Hoosiers to register the opinions by logging onto www.popvox.com. The site will forward message to appropriate members of Congress. Zoeller plans to travel to Washington Friday in a lobbying effort.