Although Mainers overwhelmingly support medical aid in dying and the Maine Senate passed an end-of-life options bill, LD 347, in 2017, Maine’s House of Representatives did not move forward on the legislation. In 2018, a local group of Mainers launched a petition drive to place a medical aid-in-dying measure — modeled closely on Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act — on the November 2019 ballot. Signatures must be collected by January 24, 2019.
We are growing our base of action teams across the state, as they are crucial to our campaign. They lead the outreach to local officials and help train local volunteers. To join a Compassion & Choices volunteer action team in Maine click here.