End-of-Life Choice, Death with Dignity, Palliative Care and Counseling

A Message From Connecticutby Chris


Hello friends,

As you may have heard we have been unable to move our bill from the Public Health Committee, but we will not go quietly and here is why we will continue this fight:  

We know inaction has consequences.  It means more end-of-life suffering for thousands of terminally ill Connecticut residents, including those who have been denied the peace of mind knowing this choice is available. Moreover, we have polling on our side, history on our side, but most importantly, we have you on our side, and you make passage of a permissive end-of-life choice bill in Connecticut inevitable.

You sent thousands of e-mails and made calls to key legislators on the Public Health Committee to beat back over 10 lobbying firms hired by the opposition. You forced the Public Health Committee to convene a public hearing and came in droves to the Capitol to make your voice heard.

We are so proud of you and all of our legislative champions in Hartford: Attorney General George Jespen, Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Healthcare Advocate Victoria Veltri, Deputy Speaker Betsy Ritter, Senator Gary Holder-Winfield, Senator Ed Meyer and Representative Phil Miller.

Please take a few seconds to send a quick e-mail to thank them by

We’ve done all of the work for you. Just CLICK HERE.

Marisa and I cannot thank you enough for all you did this year – the work isn’t done, the fight isn’t over, and we look forward to working with you in the weeks and months ahead to make sure that we can bring aid in dying to Connecticut.


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Tim Appleton

Compassion & Choices – Connecticut Campaign Manager