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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 expanded end-of-life options. Supportive legislators have introduced bills, and a veteran New York political strategist leads the campaign.

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.

/ November 16, 2016

Different States, Different Strategies for Authorizing Aid in Dying as a Compassionate Option

From Maryland to New Mexico, Compassion & Choices staff and volunteers are gearing up for new legislative sessions, many of which begin in January. Compassion & Choices’ (C&C’s) political and policy experts travel the country, visiting with lawmakers in any state who want to advance aid-in-dying legislation, and providing technical assistance and activating C&C supporters […]

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