Right to repair

We should be able to fix our stuff when it breaks. That means getting the companies who make our stuff, to give us the right to repair our stuff.

We should be able to fix our stuff when it breaks. We need easy access to the information, tools, resources and third party repair shops it takes to fix our cell phones, appliances, electronics and other equipment. That means working together to get the companies who make our stuff, to give us the right to repair our stuff. When they do, it will be better for the planet, better for our budgets, and things will work the way they are supposed to.

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Why California needs Right to Repair

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Why California needs Right to Repair

This week, a CALPIRG-sponsored bill on Right to Repair advanced out of its first committee. Here's the testimony from advocates on why they support Right to Repair

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California Right to Repair bill dies in Senate Committee

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California Right to Repair bill dies in Senate Committee

  The California Senate Appropriations committee failed to pass Sen. Susan Eggman’s (Stockton) Right to Repair bill, SB 983, Thursday, which would have significantly expanded Californians’ access to the parts, tools, and service information needed to fix consumer electronics and appliances. 

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Release: California repair shops press for “Right to Repair,” fear for their livelihoods

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Release: California repair shops press for “Right to Repair,” fear for their livelihoods

On Tuesday, dozens of repair shops took their message to the Statehouse as part of a virtual lobby day, calling for the state Senate to advance Right to Repair reforms. As part of the efforts, CALPIRG released a new survey of 63 local repair shops from across the state to highlight the urgency of the issue.

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‘Failing the Fix’ scorecard grades Apple, Google, Dell, others on how fixable their devices are

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‘Failing the Fix’ scorecard grades Apple, Google, Dell, others on how fixable their devices are

Consumers often don’t know which products will last and they’ll be able to fix, or which manufacturers intentionally make devices harder to repair. A new scorecard by CALPIRG Education Fund, “Failing the Fix,” ranks the most popular cell phone and laptop makers for consumers who seek to purchase easily repairable products – especially those from companies who do not fight to prevent Right to Repair.

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‘Hog-tied’ and fed up: New report shows dealership consolidation makes farmers’ lives harder

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‘Hog-tied’ and fed up: New report shows dealership consolidation makes farmers’ lives harder

A new CALPIRG Education Fund report, “Deere in the Headlights II,” demonstrates the extent of the dealership consolidation problem, looks at the specific impacts on California farmers, and shows how Right to Repair reforms could dramatically increase farmers' repair choices.

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