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Report | MASSPIRG

“What Bay Staters are Fixing,” reveals how Massachusetts ends up with millions of pounds of avoidable electronic waste and the Right to Repair campaign’s efforts to remedy that situation. Furthermore, the report examines how the COVID-19 pandemic exposed obstacles that face Massachusetts consumers who try to fix their products affordably and on their own terms. Describing the Right to Repair as “good for our pocketbooks and good for the planet,” the report’s authors spotlight the financial and ecological benefits of expanded consumer rights.

News Release | MASSPIRG

BOSTON -- The new MASSPIRG report released Tuesday, “What Bay Staters are Fixing,” reveals how Massachusetts ends up with millions of pounds of avoidable electronic waste and the Right to Repair campaign’s efforts to remedy that situation. Furthermore, the report examines how the COVID-19 pandemic exposed obstacles that face Massachusetts consumers who try to fix their products affordably and on their own terms. Describing the Right to Repair as “good for our pocketbooks and good for the planet,” the report’s authors spotlight the financial and ecological benefits of expanded consumer rights.

Blog Post

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau celebrated its 10th birthday last Wednesday. It begins its second decade refocused on its mission of protecting you and me after a few years of, ironically, championing shady business practices over consumers. The agency’s first decade was full of success, setbacks, and promise.

Blog Post

MASSPIRG urges legislative committee to oppose SB 183/HB 407, An Act further regulating business practices between motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers, and distributors which would roll back important consumer protections under existing state laws, and open the flood gates to the sale of unsafe and dangerous unrepaired recalled cars on our roadways

Report | MASSPIRG Education Fund

As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) turns 10 years old, a new report from MASSPIRG Education Fund recaps how the agency has helped consumers over the past decade and the steps under way to refocus the CFPB on its mission after three years of retrograde decisions under the Trump Administration. The report also provides recommendations for CFPB action moving forward, especially on credit reporting.

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