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Category Archive: Email

/ April 25, 2017

Join an Action Team Today!

We are expanding our bilingual Colorado Access Campaign to include public education — and you can be an important part of it. As we gear up for this phase of the campaign, Compassion & Choices invites Coloradans to join one of our Action Teams across the state. If you’re not familiar, Action Teams are groups of […]

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/ April 24, 2017

It’s National Volunteer Week and We Want to Thank You

Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. -David Thomas, English preacher and publisher, 1813-1894 Here at Compassion & Choices, we often marvel at how fortunate we are to be able to count on the efforts of over 5,000 unselfish volunteers who make incredible sacrifices to advance the movement […]

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/ March 27, 2017

Doctors for Dignity Bulletin – March 2017

We sent the following email, part of a monthly series, to our Doctors for Dignity last week: Hearings on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch begin on March 20. Author of The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia, Mr. Gorsuch has spent much of his career arguing against legalizing medical aid in dying based on […]

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/ March 24, 2017

Let your Lawmaker Know you Disagree with Committee Deferral for Medical Aid in Dying Act

Despite the monumental efforts of citizen advocates from across the state, the Medical Aid in Dying Act has been deferred by the House Health Committee and did not receive a vote following today’s hearing. This means the advancement of the bill has been halted after unprecedented progress this year. Although this is not the outcome […]

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/ March 23, 2017

Urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to Oppose SB360

A new bill has been introduced in the State Senate (SB360) that seeks to undermine the Montana Supreme Court’sBaxter v. Montana decision, which protects doctors who provide dying patients with medical aid in dying. SB360 does not attempt to do this by outlawing the practice; as you know, that effort failed earlier this year. Instead, it […]

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/ March 21, 2017

Medical Aid in Dying Act scheduled for House hearing; committee needs your input

The Hawai‘i Medical Aid in Dying Act (SB 1129) has crossed over to the House of Representatives after the Senate voted 22-3 in favor of the bill. The House Health Committee has scheduled a hearing and needs to hear from you and your loved ones about why you support medical aid in dying. On Thursday, […]

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/ March 1, 2017

Senate committee advances Hawai‘i Medical Aid in Dying Act

At today’s hearing, the State Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee voted unanimously to pass medical aid-in-dying legislation (SB 1129) out of committee! Supporters were on hand once again at the state capitol to urge lawmakers to pass the Hawai‘i Medical Aid in Dying Act, introduced by Senators Karl Rhoads, Lorraine Inouye, Michelle Kidani and Russell […]

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Urge lawmakers to reject the “Doctor Death Penalty Act” in final vote tomorrow

Today, the Montana House gave initial approval to a bill that would allow the state to execute doctors for prescribing aid-in-dying medication for a terminally ill adult who requests it to peacefully end their suffering. The Montana House approved the bill, HB 536, by a vote of 52 to 48. Introduced by Rep. Brad Tschida, […]

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/ February 28, 2017

TJ Mutchler’s Mother and Daughter of Aid-in-Dying Petitioner Bob Baxter Speaks out on HB 536

My name is Leslie Mutchler, and just over a week ago my 36-year-old son, TJ, chose to end his pain and suffering caused by terminal pancreatic cancer. TJ was able to do this by using his prescription for medical aid in dying as authorized through a state Supreme Court ruling. TJ did not want to […]

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/ February 27, 2017

Doctors for Dignity Bulletin – February 2017

We sent the following email, part of a monthly series, to our Doctors for Dignity: Last week, Congressman Steve King (R-IA) introduced H.R. 410, an act that would exclude coverage for advance care planning under Medicare.The benefit, which took effect on January 1 of 2016, has helped thousands of seniors understand and prepare for end-of-life […]

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