I’m getting unsolicited bulk email from Care2 – how can that be?
I’ve got a bad case of cognitive dissonance right now.
On October 18th, I received an email from Holly Ross, the executive director of NTEN, urging me to sign an online petition that was co-sponsored by Care2 and Network for Good. The petition itself was hosted by Care2.
I signed the petition, and since then, I’ve been receiving unsolicited bulk email about a variety of issues from Care2. I can’t get my mind around this.
Can it be that Care2 decided that signing one petition that they hosted was tacit permission to flood me with other unsolicited calls to action? How can that be?
My experience of NTEN, Care2, and Network for Good is that each of these organizations has high standards of integrity; Care2 in particular has a reputation for managing lists for online activism with utmost regard for upholding the opt-in policy for bulk email.
I’ve written to my buddy Joe Baker, who is Care2′s vice president of causes and advocacy, to ask him to look into this, and will post here about whatever comes to light.
Meanwhile, I’ll try to co-exist with the notion that I might have received spam from Care2. Perhaps I can parley my cognitive dissonance into negative capability.
UPDATE: Please see the comment section below, for Joe Baker’s response, which I greatly appreciate.
ADDITIONAL UPDATE: I’ve just received unsolicited bulk email from someone named Ellyn S. at Care2. I haven’t been able to ascertain her surname or email address, so I don’t know how to get in touch with her to let her know I should be removed from her list.