Screen shot from repair shop Lobby day

Update: California repair shops hold Right to Repair lobby day

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Nathan Proctor
Senior Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

Author: Nathan Proctor

Senior Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

(857) 413-2534

Started on staff: 2005
B.A., Tufts University

Nathan leads U.S. PIRG’s Right to Repair campaign, working to pass legislation that will prevent companies from blocking consumers’ ability to fix their own electronics. In 2009, while working with the network’s Digital Team, he mobilized so many people to deliver online comments to then-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in opposition to cuts to the state parks budget that they crashed the governor’s email servers. Nathan lives in Arlington, Mass., with his wife and two children.

On Tuesday, dozens of repair shops are taking their message to the Statehouse as part of a virtual lobby day, calling for the state Senate to advance Right to Repair reforms (Senate Bill 983, Eggman). As part of the efforts, CALPIRG is releasing a new survey of 63 local repair shops from across the state to highlight the urgency of the issue. Perhaps most jarring of the survey findings is that 59% of the repair shop workers who took the survey indicated that if Right to Repair does not become law, they might have to close their doors. Read more from CALPIRG

Nathan Proctor
Senior Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

Author: Nathan Proctor

Senior Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

(857) 413-2534

Started on staff: 2005
B.A., Tufts University

Nathan leads U.S. PIRG’s Right to Repair campaign, working to pass legislation that will prevent companies from blocking consumers’ ability to fix their own electronics. In 2009, while working with the network’s Digital Team, he mobilized so many people to deliver online comments to then-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in opposition to cuts to the state parks budget that they crashed the governor’s email servers. Nathan lives in Arlington, Mass., with his wife and two children.