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Currently, there is no pending legislative activity in Florida, however, Compassion & Choices expands our reach to new states all the time. Learn how to get involved below.



To join a Compassion & Choices volunteer action team in Florida, get started by clicking here, and we’ll put you in touch with your local action team leaders.

Florida Action Team Leaders:
Winnie Downes: Sarasota area
Barbara Toeppen-Sprigg: Ocala area
Marcia Bailey: Clearwater area
Gayle Bainbridge: Miami area


/ February 3, 2015

Death-With-Dignity Boom: 26 States Now Considering Laws

The push for end-of-life autonomy has unprecedented strength. Lawmakers continue to advance aid-in-dying legislation in states across the country since Compassion & Choices’ national call to action November 19 – which would have been Brittany Maynard’s 30th birthday. Brittany’s powerful story and clear plea for change energized our on-the-ground campaigns and inspired new leadership in state houses from […]

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/ December 12, 2014

Brittany Maynard Named One of PEOPLE’s 25 Most Intriguing People

(Portland, OR – Dec. 12, 2014) Today’s issue of PEOPLE Magazine recognizes Brittany Maynard as one of the 25 most intriguing people of 2014 for her role as “The Crusader” in the death-with-dignity movement, in partnership with Compassion & Choices. American adults now believe by a record 5-to-1 margin (74% support vs. 14% oppose) that terminally ill adults – in […]

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/ September 17, 2013

Plaintiff to Oppose Motion to Dismiss Suit for Traumatic, Unwanted Medical Treatment

Contact: Sean Crowley, 202-495-8250-c or [email protected] What: A hearing on a motion by the Lakeland Regional Medical Center to dismiss a suit against the hospital for failing to transmit a dying woman’s do-not-resuscitate order to her nursing home. The suit claims 91-year-old Marjorie Mangiaruca was not allowed to die naturally as she wished. Marjorie had […]

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