Thank you for clicking on the link in my Twitter profile @EndTheRobocalls. Since Twitter doesn't allow for much to be said on their page, here is a quick summary about me and what I do. If you are interested.
First, let me acknowledge that the idea of a Twitter Profile landing page comes from @Pistachio. Thank you Laura.
So, who am I and what am I doing here? Good question. To be brief.
Who: Shaun Dakin, CEO and Founder of The National Political Do Not Contact Registry and Marketing consultant. The National Political Do Not Contact Registry is a recipient of the Mashable Open Web Award for non-profits.
About The National Political Do Not Contact Registry (StopPoliticalCalls.org)
StopPoliticalCalls.org is the only non-profit, non-partisan organization in the United States that advocates for the privacy of voters. Specifically we advocate for:
- A Voter Privacy Bill of Rights. A Bill that states simply that voters should have the right to opt-out of or opt-in to political communications such as: robo calls, phone calls, direct mail, email, and door to door canvassing.
- The addition of political call to the Do Not Call Registry. Politicians to stop calling, particularly robo calling, voters who are on the National Do Not Call Registry run by the FTC. The registry has over 160 million phone numbers to date and most citizens sign up to stop all phone calls, not simply commercial telemarketing.
- Politicians to take a "Do Not Robocall" pledge and to agree to either A) stop robocalls completely or B) stop robocalls to those voters who sign up at StopPoliticalCalls.org and provide their phone numbers with that intent.
- The passage of the Robocall Privacy Act (Sen. Feinstein (D-CA) sponsor) in which the worst abuses of robocalls would be regulated at the federal level.
- The enforcement of existing laws at the state and federal level around robocalls. For example, CA has a robocall ban in the state, but it is not enforced by the enforcing authority. On the other hand, Indiana has a similar law that has been enforced to data by Steve Carter, the IN AG.
Tools: I use the following tools to manage my twitter accounts:
@TweetDeck - a tool that allows you to monitor many conversations at once. It is priceless.
Thanks for your interest and I look forward to the conversation.
PS: If you are interested in hiring me for consulting work click here for more information.