Our Right to Repair: How state repair laws can help consumers and businesses

Feb 6, 2019 Posted by: admin Comments

Join us for ReUSE Minnesota's February Webinar

Thursday, February 14

11am – 12 noon

Have you ever cracked your cell phone screen or needed to fix a TV, but it was more expensive to repair than to replace? Fixing things is a part of our American blood, yet manufactures often make it difficult or impossible to fix electronic products. Just like with your car repairs, consumers should be able to choose where they go to fix their cell phones, computers, appliances and farm equipment. Right now, independent repair shops are not able to buy specific parts or repair manuals for these products from manufacturers.

Join us for this webinar to learn how legislation currently in play at the state level can help keep electronics working longer and build a vibrant repair economy.

Free to attend!

Register online


Panelists:

  • Amanda LaGrange, CEO, Tech Dump and Tech Discounts
  • Kyle Opdahl, CEO & Owner, CPR Midwest Holdings
  • Nathan Proctor, Director, U.S. PIRG Campaign for the Right to Repair


Amanda LaGrange
Tech Dump is an e-waste recycling, refurbishing, and retail social enterprise that creates jobs for people facing barriers to employment. Amanda helped to found Tech Dump as a board member in 2010, joined the organization’s team as the Director of Marketing in 2013, and was named CEO in 2015. An Indiana native and proud millennial, Amanda graduated from Indiana University.

Nathan Proctor
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. U.S. PIRG is a national network of advocacy groups that stand up for the public whenever their rights, health or democratic rights are threatened. Nathan lives in Arlington, Mass., with his wife and two children.

Kyle Opdahl
CEO and owner of CPR Midwest Holdings and Midwest Area Developer for Cell Phone Repair (CPR), the franchise, and works with Franchisees and partners to open and operate stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, & South Dakota. Opdahl is a mobile technology and device repair expert and has worked with all of the large U.S. mobile wireless carriers dating back to 1999. He also worked for Verizon Wireless Corporation in Minnesota in Retail and Sales Account Manager. He lives in the St. Paul area with his wife and daughter and son, and enjoys boating, grilling and fishing on the states many lakes.

Questions?
Contact us at info@reusemn.org or (612) 352-9119.

And speak out for your right to repair…

Find out who represents you in Minnesota’s state legislature. Tell them that you want the right to repair your products. Tell them you support the Fair Repair bills. Tell them repair is good for the environment, good for consumers, and good for businesses. It’s easy at this link, made just for Minnesota -- https://minnesota.repair.org/Join us for ReUSE Minnesota's February Webinar