Charlie
Fisher

State Director, OSPIRG

Started on staff: 2012
B.A., magna cum laude, Ithaca College
Charlie directs OSPIRG’s campaigns to rein in the cost of health care, get big money out of politics and stand up for consumers. In a previous advocacy role with Environment Oregon, Charlie was part of successful efforts to increase Oregon’s clean energy commitments and get the state off coal. Charlie’s work has earned coverage in the Oregonian and other local and regional news outlets around Oregon. Charlie lives in Portland, Ore., where he enjoys bike rides along the Springwater Corridor and the city’s local music and food scenes.

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OSPIRG releases 2021 legislative scorecard grading legislators’ voters on 13 public interest bills

Health care

OSPIRG releases 2021 legislative scorecard grading legislators’ voters on 13 public interest bills

OSPIRG, a statewide public interest group, released its 2021 state legislative scorecard Wednesday. The scorecard assesses 13 bills voted on in at least one chamber in the 2021 legislative session. Areas of policy covered included reining in the cost of health care, moving Oregon towards zero waste, and standing up for consumers. 

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Statement: Oregon Legislature Fails to Advance Right to Repair

Right to repair

Statement: Oregon Legislature Fails to Advance Right to Repair

The Oregon House of Representatives chose not to take up the Right to Repair bill, HB 2698, in committee Wednesday, so it probably  won’t receive further consideration this legislative session. The Right to Repair would make it easier for consumers to fix their consumer electronics and appliances by requiring manufacturers to release replacement parts, tools, and repair schematics to the public and independent repair businesses.

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