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Indiana Official Speaks Against “Telemarketing” Bill

Indiana's Attorney General is opposing a congressional bill that would allow robo-calls to cell phones.

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A congressional bill could allow robo-calls to cell phones.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller on Wednesday called on Hoosiers to help oppose a bill in Congress he says will open the door to a wave of telemarketing calls in the state.

Zoeller will testify in Washington on Friday before a House subcommittee opposing legislation that would allow robo-calls to cell phones. Indiana’s No-Call law, which is much stricter than its federal counterpart, currently prohibits robo-calls to all phones on the No-Call list. But Zoeller says the proposed change in federal law would limit the state’s ability to enforce its stricter laws.

“The measure proposed in Congress constitutes what I consider a federal assault on Americans’ privacy,” he says.

Proponents of the legislation say opening up businesses’ ability to contact a wider pool of consumers via their cell phones will help stimulate the economy. Zoeller is asking Hoosiers to contact their Congressmen and voice their opposition to the measure.

Brandon Smith, IPBS

Brandon Smith, IPBS has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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