New Yorkers stand up for what they believe in. And we’re asking you to stand up for repair.
This year, New York could be the first state in the nation to pass the Fair Repair Act, S618. We have a chance to guarantee our right to repair electronic equipment—like smartphones, computers, and even farm equipment. We have a chance to protect local repair jobs—the corner mom-and-pop repair shops that keep getting squeezed out by manufacturers.
But it’s not going to be easy. Manufacturers like Apple are standing in the way. When your stuff breaks, they want to be the only people allowed to fix it. So far, they’ve managed to stop Fair Repair legislation before your representatives get a chance to vote on it. We’ve got to be louder than their lobbyists.
The Fair Repair Act, known as S618, requires manufacturers to provide owners and independent repair businesses with fair access to service information, security updates, and replacement parts. Tell your state representative to support S618. Tell them you believe repair should be fair, affordable, and accessible. Stand up for your right to repair.
** This form does not work for addresses outside of New York state — and may not work for some rural addresses. If you cannot use this form, do not be deterred. Look up your local New York representative the old-fashioned way, tell them you support Fair Repair, and tell them why. **