Tri-State Campaign notes

September 15, 2008|By ANDREW SCHOTZ

GOP plans to recycle signs

Maryland's Republican Party says it will recycle campaign signs after the Nov. 4 election.

Party Chairman James Pelura said the GOP has an agreement with a Maryland recycling company.

"We are going to encourage all of our county Republican Central Committees to participate and make a difference for the environment in Maryland," Pelura said in a press release. "In addition, I'm sure this will please many people who get tired of seeing campaign signs up for weeks after the election has taken place."

Group wants limit to political calls

One exemption for the National Do Not Call Registry is for political organizations, who may contact households on the list.

But a new list targets political calls, too.

Last year, a nonprofit organization called Citizens for Civil Discourse created the National Political Do Not Contact Registry.

The organization is collecting information about people who want to limit how they are contacted by political candidates or groups.


The list would be supplied to candidates, in hopes they will abide by it.

The organization also is trying to get candidates to pledge not to use "robo calls," which automatically dial phones and play recorded messages.

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