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News Release | MASSPIRG | COVID-19, Consumer Protection

MASSPIRG calls for strong price gouging protections

BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Office of Attorney General held a hearing Wednesday on implementing stronger price gouging protections for consumers. MASSPIRG testified in support of Attorney General Maura Healey’s proposal to make permanent the emergency price gouging regulations put into place at the beginning of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Democracy

Voting Rights Groups Praise House Elections Legislation That Will Protect Voters

TheMassachusetts House of Representatives passed with overwhelming support a very strong reform to our election laws. The legislation will allow every voter who wants to vote from the safety of their own home to do so. The House has recognized the urgency of passing legislation to help protect our fall elections and moved quickly to help keep voters safe.

News Release | MASSPIRG

Hospital repair professionals: let us fix life-saving devices, ventilators


BOSTON--   In an open letter to Governor Charlie Baker delivered by MASSPIRG and signed by 459 hospital repair experts, a plea was made for manufacturers to stop withholding what technicians need to fix medical equipment including ventilators.  The effort is part of MASSPIRG’s  Right to Repair Campaign, which aims to remove unnecessary barriers to repair that drive up costs for product owners and increase electronic waste. 

News Release | MASSPIRG | Public Health

Statement: New law to combat youth tobacco use goes into effect today

MASSPIRG releases statement on new law banning the sale of flavored tobacco products going into effect today.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Solid Waste

Statement : MASSPIRG Thanks Cambridge City Council for Resolution on Bags

The Cambridge City Council, at the behest of Councillors Patty Nolan and Quinton Zondervan, unanimously passed a resolution calling on "..the Governor to end the ban on reusable bags and allow municipalities to enforce their own bag restrictions." 


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