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Bipartisan, Multi-State Effort Underway to Combat Harmful Robo Calls

BATON ROUGE, LA – Fighting illegal robo calls, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced a bipartisan, multi-state effort to stop or reduce annoying and harmful robo calls.

This 40-state coalition is reviewing the technology that major telecom companies are pursuing to combat illegal robo calls. This follows a previous bipartisan effort to 
demand the FCC create new rules allowing telephone service providers to block more robo calls.

“Aggravating, inconvenient, and invasive robo calls unfortunately continue to barrage our State’s people,” said General Landry. “So I will continue to work with public and private partners in doing all we legally can to prevent robo callers from interrupting Louisiana families and businesses.”

General Landry and his colleagues have three main goals:
1. Develop a detailed understanding of what is technologically feasible to minimize unwanted robo calls and illegal telemarking
2. Engage the major telecom companies to encourage them to expedite +the best possible solutions for consumers
3. Determine whether states should make further recommendations to the FCC

General Landry is joined in this effort by North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein; Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill; New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald; and the Attorneys General from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.