Finally… FCC Complaint Filed Against Shady Lib Group “Women of the 99%” Behind Massive Robocall Scandal

Two weeks aga a shady liberal group (they don’t even have a website) calling themselves the “Women of the 99{c18972fae7bad54fccba2a5109f73c6e4ffe73508739d7249e14c4c49d351322}” made tens of thousands of illegal robocalls across the US attacking Rush Limbaugh and Republican lawmakers in battleground districts. Republican leaders have yet to release a statement on the scandal.

Here is one of the robocalls that ran in Wisconsin.

Thanks to Meg Ellefson for capturing this call and sending this in.

The calls were placed in at least 25 Congressional districts in at least 12 different states across the US.

* This map has changed some due to redistricting after the 2010 census.

Here is the (growing) list of the districts where the illegal robocalls were made:

Coffman (CO-06)
Heck (NV- 03)
Denham (CA-10)
Lungren (CA-03)
Biggert (IL-13)
Schilling (IL-17)
Dold (IL-10)
Benishek (MI-01)
Renacci (OH-16)
Walsh (IL-08)
Ribble (WI-08)
Tipton (CO-03)
Webster (FL-10)
Buchanan (FL-16)
King (IA-04)
Bass (NH-02)
Buerkle (NY-TBD)
Bill Johnson (OH-06)
Fitzpatrick (PA-08)
Bilbray (CA-52)
Bartlett (MD-06)
Cravaack (MN-08)
Sean Duffy (WI-07)
Polis (CO-02)
Mary Bono Mack (CA-45)

The organization “Occupy Women of the 99{c18972fae7bad54fccba2a5109f73c6e4ffe73508739d7249e14c4c49d351322}” is not a registered PAC or lobbying group. Therefore, it is illegal for this group to make robocalls. The group is making the calls anonymously – which also is illegal. The FCC confirmed that telemarketers are required to provide contact information that can be used to opt out of future calls.

Also, the cost of running a robocall message list this large would be well over $100,000. So who is this group? And, who is funding this group? And is it just a coincidence that most of these districts are DCCC targeted “Red to Blue” districts? (We’ll find out more later.)

Today the illegal far left group started another round of illegal robocalls.

Also today… An Ohio woman filed a complaint with the FCC saying the shady group’s call violates regulations that require a phone number to be included in the message. This was after the “Women of the 99{c18972fae7bad54fccba2a5109f73c6e4ffe73508739d7249e14c4c49d351322}” flooded phone lines with a second round of illegal calls.
The Cleveland Plains Dealer reported:

A mysterious group called “Women of the 99 Percent” is targeting Rep. Jim Renacci with a second robocall that attempts to link the Wadsworth Republican congressman to talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

National Republican Congressional Committee spokeswoman Andrea Bozek said new calls from the group began appearing on answering machines today, prompting several constituent complaints to the Federal Communications Commission.

“Women of the 99 Percent” placed a prior call earlier this month that linked Renacci to the controversial radio personality who lost corporate sponsors after calling Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” because of her congressional testimony on health insurance and birth control.

Renacci does not condone Limbaugh’s statements or feel that Limbaugh represents his views, said his spokesman, Shawn Ryan.

In the new call, a female voice says that “Rush Limbaugh Republicans are not backing away from their anti-woman” politics, claims Renacci wants to empower others to “deny women access to birth control coverage,” and says Renacci refuses to “denounce Rush Limbaugh’s vicious atttacks on women.”

It concludes by saying: “We are the women of the 99 percent, and we won’t be silent anymore.”

Kathleen H. Laughman of Medina County filed an FCC complaint after getting one of the pre-recorded phone calls this morning at 10:15 A.M. Her complaint said that the call violates regulations that require a phone number to be included in the message, so that people can opt out of receiving future phone calls.

The group “Women of the 99 Percent” is not registered with the Federal Elections Commission, and Laughman’s complaint says she believes the name is being used “by some other group in an effort to avoid disclosure.”

Also Warren from Virginia sent this earlier today:

The so-called women of the 99{c18972fae7bad54fccba2a5109f73c6e4ffe73508739d7249e14c4c49d351322} used a robo-call against Congressman Scott Rigell today, March 22nd. This is the second time that the so-called women of the 99{c18972fae7bad54fccba2a5109f73c6e4ffe73508739d7249e14c4c49d351322} have made the robo-calls against Congressman Scott Rigell claiming that he is against women having access to birth control. Congressman Scott Rigell’s district is Virginia’s second congressional district. That district encompasses all of the Eastern Shore (Accomack and Northampton Counties), parts of the cities of Norfolk and Hampton, and the entire City of Virginia Beach.

Please drop me a line or post a comment if you were targeted with one of these illegal robocalls.

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