#Occupy women of the 99% are making illegal robocalls in Illinois attacking Rush Limbaugh on his comments against 30 year-old women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke who wants taxpayers to foot the bill for her contraceptives. Of course, these same women #occupiers could care less about the vile comments against Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann or a number of conservative women.
The organization is not a registered PAC or lobbying group.
Here’s one of the group’s illegal calls.
Do these people follow any laws?
Illinois Review reported:
Illegal robocalls have been hitting voters’ phones in Rep. Judy Biggert’s 13th CD, Rep. Tim Johnson’s 15th CD and Rep. Bobby Schilling’s 17th CD this week, UK’s Daily Mail reports. The robocalls tell callers to contact the U.S. Reps’ offices and ask them to stand against radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s controversial comments last week about contraceptives activist Sandra Fluke.
…The call is illegal because the responsible group identified on the calls as “Women of the 99%” is not a registered PAC or lobbying group, and no return call phone number is given.
There’s more here.
UPDATE: What a coincidence? The robocalls are only going to Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee targeted districts.
From the Daily Mail article we find that the calls are going out to Rep.Jim Renacci’s district. There were similar calls made in Rep Roscoe Bartlett‘s Maryland-6, Rep Dan Benishek‘s Michigan-1, Rep Judy Biggert‘s Illinois-13, Rep Tim Johnson‘s Illinois-15, Rep Bobby Schilling‘s Illinois-17 and Rep Scott Rigell’s Virginia-2. And from the comments below, Rep. Dold’s Illinois 10’s district… All of these representatives, with the exception of Rep. Rigell, just happen to be on the Democrat’s Red-to Blue list on the DCCC website.
It would be interesting to find out if any of these other districts were getting these calls.
UPDATE: I just got word that Rep. Walsh’s District also received the calls this week.