As phones, computers, refrigerators, tractors and medical equipment get more high-tech and digital, many manufacturers put up unnecessary barriers to fixing them. This creates more waste and makes consumers spend more and more money replacing things.
One organization fighting for the Right to Repair is the Repair Association, officially the Digital Right to Repair Coalition. It has an interactive website that makes it easy to contact lawmakers and express support for Right to Repair legislation. HTM professionals are invited to check it out at www.repair.org/stand-up.
To protect the ability to fix electronics, TechNation joins the Repair Association, the CoPIRG Foundation and CABMET in its support of Right to Repair policies in Colorado and throughout the nation. You can find out more about the Right to Repair issue and what the CoPIRG Foundation is doing here. TechNation will share more information about the Right to Repair issue in the March 2021 issue of the magazine. Start a FREE subscription today at 1technation.com/subscribe-to-technation-magazine/.
“We need our legislators to hear from Coloradans about the value of fixing things,” an email from CABMET states.
The email also invites CABMET members to send this email to Colorado’s state legislators asking them to support the Right to Repair.
HTM professionals can make an even greater impact by showing legislators what right to repair means to them. CoPIRG is collecting videos to send to legislators and to put on the association’s website to show Colorado what right to repair means. Check out this video one HTM colleague made, and make a video showing an object you wanted to fix but couldn’t find the parts, tools or manual for. You can send videos to CoPIRG Campaign Organizer Allison Conwell at email@example.com.
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