Election Day 2020 is tomorrow, which means the onslaught of political ads, mail, and texts will stop. (Thank goodness!)
The ads and mail aren't new, but before this political cycle I can't remember getting political texts. This time around they're coming from campaigns. political parties, and advocacy groups. Sometimes they tout the accomplishments of one candidate, sometimes they bash that candidate's opponent. Sometimes they just want to remind you to get out and vote. I suspect they're trying to reach out any way they can because of COVID, but that doesn't make them any less annoying.
Every time I get one of the political texts I respond with the word STOP. Sometimes if I'm in a good mood I add a polite 'please". That usually brings that thread to a screeching halt, but today I received a considerate response back from a volunteer trying to make sure I didn't have any trouble doing my civic duty:
"No problem, we'll remove you from our texting list. It's possible other groups may still have you on their lists. If that happens, just reply STOP to be removed automatically. If you or friends or family have any voting questions now through Election Day, you can call or text the MO voter info hotline. Have a great day!"Five years ago today: Sometimes There's No Deep Meaning