Wednesday, April 01, 2009

San Francisco First US City to Pass Do Not Mail Resolution

They are dancing around the office at ForestEthics in San Francisco and at over 100 other NGOs and businesses who had been urging the Board of Supervisors to pass a Do Not Mail Resolution.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed a resolution calling on California to create a Do Not Mail Registry giving its citizens the choice to stop receiving unwanted junk mail. The non-binding resolution represents the first time American lawmakers have withstood pressure from the direct mail industry and the U.S. Postal Service
to side with the majority of Americans.

"Until now, junk mailers have stifled all efforts to give Americans what they want: an enforceable, comprehensive solution to junk mail's waste and annoyance" said ForestEthics Executive Director Todd Paglia. "San Francisco is the first city in the United States to take political action against junk mail, marking the beginning of a long-awaited government intervention to protect citizens from relentless and predatory junk mailers."

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