Supporters in Washington D.C. received the following email message this week:
I’m writing to give you an update on our campaign to authorize medical aid in dying here in the nation’s capital. As you may know, the Death with Dignity Act of 2015 (B21-38) which would authorize aid in dying for terminally ill people, was introduced last year by Councilmember Mary Cheh.
Last July, the council’s Health and Human Services Committee held a hearing where supporters like you provided moving and powerful testimony in support of the legislation. Though there hasn’t been any legislative action since then, we’re preparing for a big push to convince Health and Human Services Committee Chairwoman Yvette Alexander to hold a vote this fall. It’s important that we are ready to implement our strategy to win a majority of votes on the DC council.
Join us to help craft our plans for the next few months.
WHAT: Compassion & Choices Washington DC Volunteer Meeting
WHERE: Click the link below for more info.
WHEN: August 9, 2016, 11:30 a.m.-1:-00 p.m.
At the meeting, we’ll go over what you can do to help our campaign here in DC, including reaching out to potential supporters, leading neighborhood volunteer teams, talking to your councilmember and more.
Since our hearing last year, California became the fifth state to authorize aid in dying. It was supporters like you in California that convinced the legislature to take action on this crucial issue. And now, we need your help to make medical aid in dying an option in the nation’s capitol.
DC Legislative and Field Manager