Excerpt from a co-sponsorship memo circulated recently by State Representative Russ Diamond

“Pennsylvanians are extremely generous when it comes to donating and supporting our local, state and national charities and political organizations. After they donate, their names appear on the charity’s donor list. Some of those charities share their donor lists. Most often, this in turn erupts into an avalanche of unwanted telephone calls. Because of the publicity of our “Do-Not-Call” registry, many Pennsylvanians will register their phone numbers believing the calls will stop. But the registry does not apply to nonprofit or political organizations so the calls continue. To address this issue, I am introducing legislation amending the Telemarketer Registration Act to prohibit nonprofits and political organizations from calling residential phone numbers on the registry.”