On December 16, 2016, the End-of-Life Options Act went into effect after Colorado voters passed the bill by ballot initiative by a 2-to-1 margin – making it the largest medical aid-in-dying ballot victory to date. Compassion & Choices launched our bilingual Colorado Access campaign in December 2016 to help Coloradans who want to learn more about this end-of-life option.
In 2016, Compassion & Choices and the Compassion & Choices Action Network made the strategic decision to support a ballot initiative in Colorado. Compassion & Choices lent its policy know-how and deep understanding of aid-in-dying laws to work with petitioners to draft the proposed statute, while the Compassion & Choices Action Network provided important financial resources to foster an effective on-the-ground advocacy effort.
Bolstered by funds provided by Compassion & Choices Action Network – Colorado (CCAN-CO), the Yes on Colorado End-of-Life Options committee organized the citizen-led campaign for Proposition 106 after two narrowly failed attempts by the Colorado Legislature to pass the measure, in spite of multiple public polls showing overwhelming support.
(Denver – April 11, 2017) Compassion & Choices has launched a new Colorado “Find Care” tool to empower residents to find and choose health systems and medical teams in their area that support patient choice under the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act. This tool will help people wisely choose health care facilities, hospice and medical teams […]Read More
DENVER, CO (Feb. 21, 2017) — Coloradans today met with their state legislators to emphasize the importance of protecting the End-of-Life Options Act, reminding them that voters passed the new law by an overwhelming 30-point margin (65% vs. 35%) in November. The End-of-Life Options Act allows mentally capable adults in Colorado who are in the […]Read More
Cuando mi amigo Miguel Carrasquillo de 35 años tomó su último aliento en junio, hizo un llamado a los latinos para que aceptaran la ayuda médica para morir y evitar el sufrimiento insoportable que vivió – algo que no estuvo disponible para él. Miguel se convirtió en el primer defensor latino de la ayuda médica […]Read More