Discouraging people to vote

Lately I’ve been getting a barrage of spam from various political groups trying to get a proposition passed/rejected for California’s November special election. I’ve even gotten those damn recorded voice messages on my cellphone! Now I understand the point but quite honestly this is the type of behavior that alienates voters. Many of the emails don’t have a proper click to unsubscribe link. Unfortunately, according to this site, they don’t have to. Even if this is protected by their first amendment rights, it would really be more professional and less annoying if they followed better etiquette.

My advice to you – don’t give voter registration your email or phone number if you don’t have to. Or maybe we need another proposition on the ballot – protecting voters from unwanted political solicitation. I mean come on people, is spam really going to change your beliefs on an issue?

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