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There are a number of government agencies responsible for making sure that ordinary Americans have safe, reliable products and services to use.  From cars to bank accounts to pacemakers, the products we use are regulated to ensure that what’s available on the market works.

Sander Kushen

Why California needs Right to Repair

By | Sander Kushen
Public Health Advocate, CALPIRG

This week, a CALPIRG-sponsored bill on Right to Repair advanced out of its first committee. Here's the testimony from advocates on why they support Right to Repair

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Consumer Protection

U.S. PIRG applauds Biden Administration’s actions on medical debt

Our statement on Vice President Kamala Harris' announced reforms to reduce the impact of medical debt on Americans’ finances.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Consumer Protection, Financial Reform

STATEMENT: U.S. PIRG applauds SEC’s climate disclosure rule

Our statement on the Securities and Exchange Commission's newly proposed rule that would require publicly traded companies to improve and standardize the information they disclose about their greenhouse gas emissions.

News Release | CALPIRG | Consumer Tips, Consumer Protection, Solid Waste

‘Failing the Fix’ scorecard grades Apple, Google, Dell, others on how fixable their devices are

Consumers often don’t know which products will last and they’ll be able to fix, or which manufacturers intentionally make devices harder to repair. A new scorecard by CALPIRG Education Fund, “Failing the Fix,” ranks the most popular cell phone and laptop makers for consumers who seek to purchase easily repairable products – especially those from companies who do not fight to prevent Right to Repair.

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