In response to awaited decisions on Right to Repair legislation, which would give consumers the right to choose where they get their vehicle maintained and repaired, at the federal and state level, Auto Care Association’s Marketing and Communications committee are asking for the industry to partake in a “Right to Repair Awareness Month” this July.
The ACA notes that a lawsuit is ongoing in an attempt to overturn Right to Repair in Massachusetts. On the federal front, the Auto Care Association has worked to gain support for the REPAIR Act to secure the Right to Repair for all Americans, but time is running out to secure co-sponsors in this Congress. Due to currently competing legislative priorities (supply chain shortages, war, inflation), it is likely the REPAIR Act bill will need to be reintroduced in 2023.
“It’s critical to engage our 4.4 million brothers and sisters in this battle for independence,” said Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association. “We must continue a steady drumbeat and add more voices to our story. That’s why this July, we’re launching Right to Repair Awareness Month to ensure that every colleague, peer and coworker knows what Right to Repair is and why they need to get involved.”
Right to Repair Awareness Month encourages community participation through social media and direct communication with lawmakers.
According to the Auto Care Association, you can share your support for Right to Repair throughout the month of July and what it means to you on social media using the hashtag #righttorepair. The Auto Care Association has created a media kit with downloadable and editable graphics for communications.
The association also encourages industry members to take 30 seconds to send a pre-populated letter to their local legislator via the association’s Action Center.
According to the ACA, companies that partake in employee education efforts will be recognized and can send details about their participation in the Right to Repair Awareness Month to [email protected].