With Compassion & Choices’ help, New Jersey is one step closer to allowing terminally ill residents legal access to aid in dying.
There have been exciting advances in New Jersey recently: The Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee approved an Oregon-style aid-in-dying bill on February 7 by a 7-2 vote. Compassion & Choices President Barbara Coombs Lee and a doctor representing the state psychological association were among experts supporting the bill.
Our director of government affairs and other legislative staff will continue meeting with bill sponsors, committee members and allied organizations to ensure the bill advances. Join our local volunteer team to ensure we have the strength to overcome the opposition and empower all New Jerseyans with every end-of-life option!
Read about end-of-life choice in New Jersey, and Compassion & Choices most recent work.
Press release highlighting 2013 aid in dying legislation
Sign the Petition
Follow the link to visit our advocacy center and sign the petition to help needless suffering in New Jersey.
Contact your Legislator
Use this link to help you write to your state and federal legislators and tell them how you feel about aid-in-dying legislation in New Jersey. It is quick, easy and very important. Please speak out today and help us ensure end-of-life choice to all patients.
Write a Letter to the Editor
Use our handy guide to help you craft a letter to local or national news outlets, one of the best ways to have your voice heard.
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Documents for Download
If your end-of-life plans aren’t in place yet, download and complete the following Advance Directive:
Contact the Compassion & Choices New Jersey Campaign Manager:
New Jersey Campaign Manager