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Category Archive: Newsletter

/ April 23, 2018

Hawai‘i Makes Eight!

After 20 years of diligent campaigning by C&C and local advocates, Hawai‘i joins seven other U.S. jurisdictions to pass a medical aid-in-dying law. Compassion & Choices and hundreds of dedicated advocates achieved another momentous victory on April 5 when Governor David Ige signed HB 2739, the Our Care, Our Choice Act, authorizing medical aid in […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Morin Green

Karen Morin Green, a Los Angeles nurse who has worked with AIDS patients, in oncology and in hospice, helped C&C pass California’s law and now coordinates End-of-Life Consultation volunteers. “Of course it’s sad sometimes, but it’s sadder when you hear about people who can’t get what they want, who are struggling, who are suffering in […]

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Compassion & Choices Takes on Broadway

Our New York team brought together C&C supporters, board members and staff, including CEO Kim Callinan, to join the creators and cast of Goodbye New York, a new musical about end-of-life issues, for a special preview event on April 10. There’s nothing like a full-blown theater production about your issue to let you know it’s […]

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/ March 23, 2018

C&C’s Legal Team Helps Woman Honor Unresponsive Husband’s Wishes

A Los Angeles Judge rules that 37-year-old Juan Fernando Romero’s wife, Ana, who was being sued by his family, has the authority to remove him from life support. Right before Christmas of 2016, C&C’s Legal Advocacy department received a desperate call from Ana Romero and her attorney in Los Angeles to discuss a case involving […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Susan Lynch

Medical aid-in-dying keeps moving closer to passage in Hawai’i, and advocate Susan Lynch has been working to bring this option to the state since 2002. Hawai’i’s latest medical aid-in-dying bill just passed the Senate Judiciary Committee, and part of Compassion & Choices’ phenomenal on-the-ground team is volunteer Susan Lynch. Susan, who has been actively working […]

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Department of Health and Human Services’ New “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division” Threatens End-of-Life Choice

Leave a comment by TOMORROW, March 27, promoting patient autonomy and objecting to proposed rules that would impose a doctor’s religious beliefs on their patients. This January, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Civil Rights created the “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division.” Its aim is to protect healthcare providers who object […]

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/ February 22, 2018

Nationwide Progress in the New Year

From passing resolutions to advancing legislation around the country, C&C is already having a winning 2018. Compassion & Choices rounded out the first month of this year with two encouraging developments. First, the Hawai‘i State AFL-CIO passed a resolution calling for lawmakers to enact legislation authorizing medical aid in dying. “This exciting news demonstrates that […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Reverend Charles McNeill

D.C. pastor Rev. Charles McNeill works to raise awareness of and clear misconceptions about medical aid in dying: “To see someone go from doubt to really understanding and accepting, that is enlightening for me.” Reverend Charles McNeill, pastor of Unity Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., takes every opportunity to speak with his congregation about end-of-life […]

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Black History Month

C&C’s newly formed African-American Leadership council came together for a two-day retreat, and some of our movement’s standout black advocates received recognition throughout the month.    “We want to change the way the African-American community approaches the end of life,” says Compassion & Choices National Constituency Director Brandi Alexander, who hosted our African-American Leadership Council […]

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/ January 19, 2018

C&C Announces Exciting Leadership Change

After many years of holding two titles at Compassion & Choices — president and chief executive officer — and guiding the organization through tremendous success and growth, Barbara Coombs Lee will hand off one of those roles and establish a new leadership model for C&C. The board of directors has appointed Kim Callinan, chief program […]

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