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As a happy Californian, I, too, am pleased with the Fair Repair Act and think it should not only be implemented in every state, but it should be a Federal law. I strongly approve of your pop-up to take action, but I am not sure contacting my representatives would help. First, my state has it. I suppose I could write and say, "Job well done," but I am not sure how that will help move things along. My US representative is Doris Matsui, one of the most liberal members of the House and almost certain to support it. I have Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein as my Senate members, both of whom would certainly vote for it. Second, I am not sure it stands much of a chance getting through this Congress, however.

If I may be so bold, may I suggest, in addition to the "Take Action" choice, perhaps there could be an "Invite Others to Take Action," so I could email my friends in other states to support it.

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Hey Stephen,

As a fellow Californian, I sympathize with your concern that asking CA congressional reps to take action on issues they're already on board with, like Net Neutrality, is a bit like asking the pope to pray. They're already on board!

When it comes to Right to Repair, that's actually not the case. First of all, this is state legislation and not federal. And no state has passed Fair Repair, not even California. Yet! Also, Democrats are not universally lined up with Right to Repair. Apple has managed to sway many loyal Democrats to take an anti-consumer stance. That's a shame!

Check out our letter writing (and phone calling) tools here which will help you find your state reps.

California's bill has been introduced by Rep. Eggman from Stockton, and we desperately need co-sponsors. The bill is AB2110, and you can see the detailed info here:

Thanks for your help—we need it. It's touch and go whether we'll be able to get a committee hearing this year. Ask your rep to tell leadership that we need this bill to see the light of day.

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The iFixit newsletter arrived yesterday and it contained a Right to Repair news article. I said to myself, “You are in Virginia, do something to get the law passed here”. I called my State Legislature Representative’s office. The Aid that answered the phone told me that the draft legislation was tabled for this legislative year.

I see the work cut out for me. You can join in if you email me:

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Don't give up! Press them on getting it put on the docket for the next year.


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To Add to Kyles answer:

Talk with your neighbors as well as your other family members, more so if they live in other states.

We all need to beat the drums and even within locations which are more likely to adopt better laws,

But, thats the rub! As many have yelled out ”It ain't over 'till the fat lady sings.” This is very true here! The winds are moving in the correct direction, we still need to push to get this finished.

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