Advocate seeks $6m to fund ‘right to repair’ action group

New York repair store owner Louis Rossmann has started a crowdfunding campaign, and is trying to collect $6 million to bring a “Right to Repair” initiative direct to the voters, and skip state legislature.

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As states across the country debate consumers’ right to repair their purchased devices, most recently including Nevada’s legislature, a New York businessman is hoping to get this right into law. Louis Rossman runs the non-profit Repair Preservation Group Action Fund, and says that funding a direct ballot initiative will mean “people — not politicians — decide on whether [it] becomes law.”

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