NC Attorney General cracks down on Women's Voices; robo-calls will stop
Women's Voices Women Vote broke the law, as we charged in our recent investigation.
That's according to North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, who this afternoon stated that the deceptive "robo-calls" conducted by Women's Voices -- exposed by Facing South -- were, as our report suggested, "illegal." Here's part of Cooper's statement (pdf):
On Wednesday, Cooper and his consumer protection team demanded that the organization Women's Voices Women Vote stop breaking state law with prerecorded calls to North Carolina residents. The organization said Wednesday the calls would stop.
The robo-calls told residents that they would be receiving a voter registration form in the mail that they needed to sign. But the deadline to register by mail has passed, and some call recipients already were registered, causing confusion.
"Regardless of the motivation, the robo-calls violated the law and they needed to stop," Cooper said in a statement.
At first, Cooper did not make it clear if Women's Voices would face penalties for the illegal calls. But as Under the Dome later reported:
Cooper spokewoman Jennifer Canada said the attorney general's office will continue to investigate the calls before deciding on any sanctions.
Cooper also gave out a number to call for information about this and other suspect calls: 1-877-5-NO-SCAM.