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MA: Cambridge City Council endorses medical aid in dying

We sent the following message to our Massachusetts supporters last week:


Earlier this week, the Cambridge City Council passed a nonbinding resolution in support of medical aid in dying. The vote was a unanimous 9-0! The resolution calls on state lawmakers to pass a bill authorizing medical aid in dying, and will be sent to Cambridge’s lawmakers in the Massachusetts General Court.

The resolution was passed thanks to the hard work of Alice Howard and Margot Kempers, two longtime Cambridge residents. They worked with other citizens, meeting and talking with City Council members to help them understand the importance of medical aid in dying. Cambridge is the first city in Massachusetts to pass a resolution like this, and with your help, it won’t be the last.

We can continue to build momentum for aid in dying in Massachusetts by passing resolutions in cities and towns across the Commonwealth. Click here to help with an effort to pass a resolution where you live.

Though the resolution is nonbinding, Cambridge’s representatives in the state legislature are sure to take notice of its unanimous support. The resolution specifically asks them to support the Compassionate Aid in Dying Act, which will be reintroduced by bill sponsor Rep. Lou Kafka in January.

With hard work from supporters like you, we can do the same in your town, and show lawmakers that the cities that make up their districts are calling on them to expand end-of-life options. But we can only do this with your help.

Click the link below to sign up to help with a resolution in your town or city and I’ll contact you with more information on how to get started:


Thank you,


Marie Manis
Massachusetts Campaign Manager