In its continued attempt to illegally influence US elections, British company Oxitec has begun robocalling Keys residents with a shocking list of “loaded questions” about GMO mosquitoes.
Oxitec, a British company, is using its US parent Intrexon and a Tampa public relations firm to avoid prosecution under US electioneering laws which make it illegal for a foreign company to try and influence elections in this country.
Oxitec has used rigged software to conduct its robocalls and “NO” answers are not allowed. Key West residents are being asked by a robot voice reading a script if they want to say “NO” to GMO mosquitoes… except that the NO option doesn’t work! Listen to this video of a valued Never Again supporter who recorded the call on her cellphone. As she repeatedly presses “1 for NO,” the system ignores her response and eventually hangs up!
Oxitec will try to use the “results” of this rigged survey to indicate that few people “said NO.” This is another example of the kind of illegal electioneering the British company is doing to push their GMO mosquito agenda.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
* REGISTER yourself in the National Do Not Call Registry online athttps://www.donotcall.gov/. It is illegal to robocall you after you are registered.
* POST the phone number the robocall came from in a comment on this page or in a message.
* RECORD any robocall you receive. On Android phones, try the Auto Call Recorder app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details… or on iPhone try Call Recorder https://itunes.apple.com/…/call-recorder-free-…/id637819447…. Send you recording to us in a Facebook message.
* WRITE DOWN any questions you remember being asked. Post them as comments on this page or in an FB message to us.
* FILE A COMPLAINT with the FCC online athttps://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us/requests/new…. You are entitled to complain whether or not you are registered in the Do Not Call Registry.
* TALK to your neighbors about this attempt to illegally influence US elections. This is a grassroots campaign and your efforts matter!
* VOTE NO on GMO Mosquitoes in the November referendum.