This year, the people of Pennsylvania have a chance to guarantee their right to repair their stuff—like cell phones, laptops, and even tractors.
It’s yours. You own it. You shouldn’t have to beg the manufacturer for permission to fix it when it breaks. We’re getting behind two bills filed in Pennsylvania which require manufacturers to provide reasonable access to the parts, tools and information we need to fix our stuff.
There are two easy ways to get in touch: call and write. We’ll track down your legislator’s contact info for you. Ask your legislator to support Right to Repair, and reference HB 1152 and SB 998 in your message.
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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 Pennsylvania!