Right To Repair

California repair shops hold Right to Repair lobby day

Screen shot from repair shop Lobby day

On Tuesday, dozens of repair shops are taking their message to the Statehouse as part of a virtual lobby day, calling for the state Senate to advance Right to Repair reforms (Senate Bill 983, Eggman). As part of the efforts, CALPIRG is releasing a new survey of 63 local repair shops from across the state to highlight the urgency of the issue. Perhaps most jarring of the survey findings is that 59% of the repair shop workers who took the survey indicated that if Right to Repair does not become law, they might have to close their doors. Read more from CALPIRG

Tell the FTC: Stand up for Right to Repair

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Tell the FTC: Stand up for Right to Repair

It's harder than it should be to fix our stuff. Manufacturers of every electronic product from toasters to tractors create barriers that stymie repair from owners or independent repair businesses. It's fueling a rise in electronic waste, the loss of independent repair businesses -- and ultimately more cost and more waste for consumers.

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