The Compassion & Choices Volunteer Network is working to grow Connecticut’s volunteer infrastructure to educate the public, empower healthcare consumers and advocate for expanded options at the end of life. Currently, Compassion & Choices has over 12,000 supporters and volunteers in Connecticut. We need volunteers and Action Teams to help advance the end-of-life choice movement in your state — sign up today!
As a volunteer with Compassion & Choices, you’ll join thousands of dedicated supporters who want to transform the medical systems in this country and give people the options they want and deserve to chart their own end-of-life journey. Compassion & Choices is dedicated to improving care and expanding options at the end of life. Volunteers work diligently to build grassroots support for end-of-life liberty.
Action Teams are a critical part of Compassion & Choices. They bring together and train other volunteers in their area to coordinate outreach efforts to local officials and educate communities and health professionals. If you’re interested in starting an Action Team in your town or city, please click here.
On March 20, 2018, dozens of Compassion & Choices supporters delivered testimony in front of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Health Committee to support An Act Concerning End of Life Options (HB 5417). This was the first public hearing on aid-in-dying since 2015. Although the bill did not move from committee this year, Connecticut is taking major steps towards eventual passage of medical aid-in-dying legislation. Connecticut was one of 40 states where Compassion & Choices provided policy or technical assistance to State officials or their offices between 2017 and 2018.
Compassion & Choices is working to expand physician involvement by adding to the list of Connecticut doctors who support medical aid in dying. Compassion & Choices is looking to pass municipal resolutions in favor of increased end-of-life options. To extend our efforts, Compassion & Choices has mounted an intensive grassroots campaign aimed at identifying and mobilizing supporters across the state.