Citizens for Civil Discourse

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The Citizens for Civil Discourse headquarters located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Citizens for Civil Discourse, also known as CCD, is an American non-profit, non-partisan organization that accepts Robocall block requests from citizens via their website.[1][2][3][4] Shaun Dakin, the group's CEO, was a former campaign worker for John Kerry during the 2004 presidential election.[5]


Stop Political Calls is the name of the organization's website to compile a database of the "National Political Do Not Contact Registry". Automated calls for political purposes are not illegal, and the requests in the database have no legal standing. As of late October 2008 after heavy media coverage nationwide, the block requests were voluntarily supported by only three Democrats[6] and three Republicans.[7] Of those six, only three of the politicians were actually on the November 2008 ballot.[8]


  1. ^ "Robocalls flood phone lines in battleground states". October 23, 2008. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Stop The Calls". 
  3. ^ Guy R. Briggs (September 29, 2008). "Tech Q and A: I Am Serious. And Don't Call Me Shirley". 
  4. ^ "Election Day brings invasion of robocalls". CNET News. October 23, 2008. 
  5. ^ States target political robo-calls,, May 22, 2008
  6. ^ Democratic signers of pledge
  7. ^ Republican signers of the pledge
  8. ^ Virginia Foxx (R), David Crimmens (R) and Nancy Boyda (D) were the only three actually on the ballot November 2008. Boyda and Crimmens were defeated. Foxx was re-elected.

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