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We are mounting a full-scale effort to authorize medical aid in dying in the Empire State. Polling shows broad support across political and religious affiliations, with three out of four New Yorkers favoring the expanded option. Supportive legislators have introduced bills, and a veteran New York political strategist leads the campaign. Now all we need is you!
Capitalizing on strong interest among lawmakers in Albany and brisk growth in our New York grassroots, Compassion & Choices has made New York a top legislative priority. We are committing significant resources to make medical aid in dying available to terminally ill adults in the Empire State.
State Senator Diane Savino and co-sponsor Sen. Brad Hoylman introduced the New York End of Life Options Act in the state legislature in February 2015 and continue to amass legislative support for their bill. In October 2015, Compassion & Choices released the results of a nonpartisan poll showing that three out of four New York voters support aid in dying. We also announced the expansion of our New York advocacy campaign with the hiring of veteran legislative campaigner, Corinne A. Carey, as our New York state campaign director.
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Though our momentum is promising, we continue to face entrenched special-interest opposition. Help us get the word out, recruit volunteers and educate communities by signing our petition for death with dignity in New York.
The following message was sent to our North Country, New York supporters on Monday, June 27: Friend, I’d like to invite you to a Tupper Lake film screening of How to Die in Oregon, an award-winning documentary that offers a moving portrait of people accessing medical aid in dying. As you know, our campaign to […]Read More
The following email was sent to our New York supporters on Friday, June 17: Friend, Today marks the end of New York’s 2016 legislative session. As you know, this year we brought lawmakers to the table to negotiate the Medical Aid in Dying Act. Thanks to more than 1300 supporters like you who contacted your […]Read More
In an historic vote, the Medical Aid in Dying Act won swift passage through the New York State Assembly Health Committee in a 14-11 vote, bringing the people of New York one step closer to having another medical option to reduce suffering at the end of life. The bipartisan vote occurred fewer than two weeks […]Read More