Back in 1991, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was passed in order to place tighter restrictions on the use of automated voice messages - the dreaded robocaller.
This law established times when robocalls can be made, mandated that companies have a training program in place for phone solicitors, and even gave way to the National Do Not Call Registry.
One downside to this law is that all nonprofit organizations are exempt from these restrictions. That includes the annoying politicians promising you the world if you vote for them.
In 2012, the FCC took steps to strengthen these rules. They removed the "established business relationship" exemption and only allowed robocalls to be made with express written permission.
But, once again, these rules didn't affect political campaigns.
Whether you're a Democrat or Republican, we can all agree that political robocalls are annoying.
And now, all Nomorobo users are protected from political robocalls - in addition to regular, run-of-the-mill robocallers, scammers, and telemarketers.
If, for some reason, you want to continue to receive political robocalls, it's easy to turn this functionality off. Just log into in your Nomorobo control panel.
Politicians may be exempt from Do Not Call regulations, but not from Nomorobo.