Oregonians are ready to save money and reduce e-waste by advocating for our right to repair the stuff we own.
On Jan. 21, OSPIRG hosted a virtual town hall on Facebook Live, alongside right to repair champions state Rep. Janeen Sollman and state Sen. Jeff Golden, to discuss what Oregon lawmakers are doing to make right to repair a reality in our state. With more than 100 people in attendance, the event covered the myriad ways right to repair legislation is a must in a 21st-century economy — from reducing e-waste and cutting climate pollution, to saving consumers money and closing the digital divide.
"What if instead of junking that phone that stopped working recently and buying a new one, there was a convenient and affordable way to fix it and extend its life?" said OSPIRG State Director Charlie Fisher. "We imagine a new kind of system, where instead of throwing things out, we reuse, salvage and rebuild."
Read more about OSPIRG's campaign for our right to repair.