Our supporters in Maine received this email message last week:
I’d like to invite you to a Boothbay Harbor film screening ofHow to Die in Oregon, an award-winning documentary that offers a moving portrait of what it means to use medical aid in dying. After the film, we’ll hold a discussion featuringSenator Chris Johnson, the sponsor of medical aid-in-dying legislation considered in Maine last year.
Join fellow supporters to learn about what we can do to build support for expanding end-of-life options right here in Maine.
WHAT:Film screening of How to Die in Oregon and discussion featuring Senator Chris Johnson
WHERE: Harbor Theater, 185 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME
WHEN: Wednesday, June 22, at 1:00 p.m.
This screening is an opportunity to meet fellow advocates and members of your community to discuss the strategy for expanding access to the full range of end-of-life options. As we’ve learned in other states, it takes hard work and perseverance to build support within the state legislature. We hope you will join us and become part of our talented and dedicated team.
The discussion will also include Val Lovelace of It’s My Death and Lynne Tobin, a counselor.
How to Die in Oregon won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011 and depicts the process of using medical aid in dying, which has been authorized in Oregon for 19 years.
Thanks for all you do,
Regional Campaign Manager