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Urge your senator: Support the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act

As you know, with the help of supporters like you, the New Jersey General Assembly passed legislation to authorize medical aid in dying here in the Garden State. And more recently, the Senate committee considering the bill passed it and sent it to the full Senate.  

And now, we’re preparing for a final push to get the Senate to pass this bill and send it to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.

Use our tool to the right to send a letter to your Senator and ask them to support the Aid in Dying Act when it comes to the Senate floor.

***Please note: The title and name of your representative will automatically be included in your letter’s greeting when you complete the form. 

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Please support the Aid in Dying for the Termianlly Ill Act
Dear [Decision Maker],

I want you to know that I am among the 63 percent of New Jersey residents who support the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act. As your constituent, I strongly urge you to support legislation authorizing aid in dying in our state.

I believe that terminally ill, mentally competent adults in New Jersey should have the right to request and receive from their physician a prescription for life-ending medication if their suffering has become unbearable.
The legislation introduced in the previous session has been endorsed by newspapers across the state, including the Newark Star Ledger, Times of Trenton, Asbury Park Press, Daily Record, the Courier Post, and the Press of Atlantic City. And we have support from many of our state's diverse communities, including doctors, religious leaders, social workers, and terminally ill patients.

There are now five states where the right to choose your own, peaceful death is affirmed either by legislation, popular ballot or a judicial ruling. This legislation is modeled after legislation in Oregon and other states where aid in dying has a proven track record of success, and no history of abuse or coercion, despite opponents claims to the contrary.

Momentum for death-with-dignity is growing across the country. More than half of the remaining states and the District of Columbia are considering legislation during the current session. Please help us make New Jersey the next state to authorize medical aid in dying.