This year, the people of California have a chance to guarantee their right to repair their stuff—like cell phones, laptops, and appliances.
California has, for the first time, passed out of committee a Right to Repair bill targeting personal electronic devices, SB 983. This is a massive step forward, and an opportunity to get this passed in the 2022 legislative session.
There are two easy ways for you to help pass this bill and establish Right to Repair in the state of California.
1) Scroll down and use the widget below to call your legislators. We make it easy, just enter your zipcode and we’ll walk you through the process of connecting to each of your representatives.
2) Write your legislators in support of Right to Repair. Just scroll down and use the other widget below , and we’ll track down your legislator’s contact info for you.
It’s yours. You own it. You shouldn’t have to beg the manufacturer for permission to fix it when it breaks. Tell your legislator that you want the right to repair.
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Right to Repair is simple. It requires manufacturers to provide owners and independent repair businesses with fair access to service information and affordable replacement parts. So you can fix the stuff you own quickly—and get back on with your life.
Well, manufacturers like John Deere and Apple don’t like the idea. When your tractor breaks or your cell phone stops working, they want to be the only people who can fix it. And they get to set whatever prices they want for parts and service.
Nope! We already have right to repair for cars—that’s why you can take your Ford into a local mechanic. They have all the same software diagnostics and service manuals that the dealerships have. This is the result of decades of auto Right to Repair legislation—laws that have been a resounding success.
It’s time to fight for your right to repair and defend local repair jobs—the corner mom-and-pop repair shops that keep getting squeezed out. Write or call your legislator. Tell them you support the Fair Repair Act. Tell them that you believe repair should be fair, affordable, and accessible. Stand up for your right to repair in California!