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Recently, 5 states introduced or continued their work on Right to Repair bills. If you live or work in Florida  Delaware Oklahoma South Carolina or  Vermont We urge you to contact your state legislators and voice your support for these bills.  NWIDA works closely with Repair.org in order to ensure fair legislation for our members and the Read more…

While this Ballot question spoke to car repairs, it helps all right to repair, including wireless and computers. Massachusetts voters approved (with 75% approval!) a measure requiring car manufacturers to let people access vehicle data for repairs. Question 1 amends a landmark 2012 “right to repair” law in the state. Manufacturers will have until car model year Read more…

As you know, being a regular reader here, we’ve been trying to get Google to reverse their ban on 3rd party repair shops from advertising.  In fact, we’ve talked about it on: • June 8, 2019• July 22, 2020 and• Sep. 4, 2020 Today, US PIRG, who we’ve been working with, along with Repair.org, has a new Read more…

Almost a year ago, we wrote how Google had stopped accepting ads from repair places. ALL repair places. And since then we’ve been trying to work with them. Ever work with Google? It’s a lonnnnnng process, with very few status updates. Today, the folks at US PIRG, aling our friends at repair.org, have launched a petition to Read more…

According to a report in CNBC (link below) Apple is launching a new program that will give independent repair shops access to parts for common out-of-warranty repairs. The move represents an about-face for Apple, which typically encourages repairs to be made by its authorized service providers. Additionally, the company has fought California’s proposed right-to-repair bill, which would Read more…

**Updated 8/27** Asurion has confirmed the deal; the terms are not immediately known. uBreakiFix co-founder Justin Wetherill said in a prepared statement. Both Asurion and uBreakiFix put customers first. Asurion has a history of customer-focused, industry-first innovations. We are excited to work together, with our franchise owners, to make peoples’ tech lives better. Orlando remains an integral Read more…

Repair.org reports there is now matching bills in the NY State Senate (S.6309) and Assembly (A.8416-A) This will allow Right to Repair to move to a vote — provided that leadership wants to schedule a vote. The more phone calls and messages we can put into legislators, the better the odds. The following are the 3 things Read more…

Per an article in Motherboard/Vice (link below), Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is calling for a national Right to Repair Law. While the article concentrated on the farm machinery part of such a law, there is a section on how this impacts the wireless world: But the right-to-repair is an issue bigger than farm and it affects all Read more…

From our friends at Repair.org Minnesota is preparing to vote on Right to Repair, HF 1138, possibly this coming week. If you know anyone in Minnesota — please encourage them to call or email their representatives asking them to vote for HF 1138 when it comes to the floor. This will be our first ever vote in Read more…

Right to Repair is in rapid motion—fifteen states have already introduced legislation so far in 2019. Join the movement’s leaders to talk about Right to Repair on Thursday January 31st at 11 AM Pacific / 2:00 Eastern. Learn what’s going to happen in your state before anyone else—and find out how to get involved.  Details at the Read more…

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