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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Press Statement on Right to Repair

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Press Statement on Right to Repair

With less than 100 hours left until the conclusion of the 2021-2022 legislative session on Beacon Hill,  advocates are calling on the conference committee for the pending Economic Development bill to adopt the Senate’s amendment giving consumers the right to repair.

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Senate passes Right to Repair

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Senate passes Right to Repair

The Massachusetts Senate late Thursday evening became only the second state in the nation to pass electronics right to repair legislation. As part of an Economic Development bill the Senate approved a Right to Repair amendment that grants Massachusetts residents the right to repair  portable electronic devices. 

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NEWS RELEASE: About half of Mass. repair shops worry they could close unless Right to Repair bill passes

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NEWS RELEASE: About half of Mass. repair shops worry they could close unless Right to Repair bill passes

While Massachusetts has been the national leader on the right to repair for cars, the fight over whether consumers can fix their cell phones, appliances and other devices has yet to be resolved. Thursday at the State House, leading repair advocates and lawmakers called on the state Legislature to advance twin Digital Right to Repair (HB 341/SB 166) bills that would give Bay Staters the right to fix their own stuff.

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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

BOSTON -- Consumers often don’t know which products will last and they’ll be able to fix, or which manufacturers make fixable devices and support Right to Repair. A new scorecard from MASSPIRG 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 Right to Repair.

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