Help New York State pass the Right to Repair Act.

Help New York State pass the Right to Repair Act.

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Daniel Gonzalez started this petition to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and

Things used to last a long time. If they didn’t you’d pop by the repair shop, to get that electronic apparatus calculating. Now, that opportunity is gone. Thank you tech companies (It was sarcastic). Sign this petition to allow the right to repair in New York State.

A article states, “Despite the support of New York Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, Assembly Bill 8192, or the “Fair Repair Act,” failed without getting to a vote. A big reason the measure never got scheduled for a vote appeared to be a big lobbying push by Apple. How can consumers compete with multibillion dollar juggernauts such as Apple who possess seemingly endless cash reserves to lobby for their cause? New York law requires individuals and organizations to disclose money spent on lobbying, so we know which companies spent advocating against the Fair Repair Act and how much. In March and April of this year, Apple paid $18,189 to The Roffe Group to lobby on their behalf in New York. Records from the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics show Apple only disclosed lobbying against both S618C and A8192A (the Senate and Assembly Fair Repair Acts respectively) during the two month period. That makes this $18,189 exclusively targeted to defeating Right to Repair. And while Apple led the charge against the bill, they were hardly alone. Other companies including Toyota, Verizon, Medtronic, Caterpillar, Facebook, AT&T and Johnson & Johnson lobbied on both bills during the same time, spending a combined $102,160” (Fair use only, Medium) This proves Apple spends money to stop the Right to Repair. Sign to make this possible.

Sources: A article on Medium, https://medium.com/u-s-pirg/how-big-tech-stopped-right-to-repair-in-new-york-9109a7565596

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