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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.

Sign our petition

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.

/ September 30, 2016

NY: Sign up for outreach in your borough

We sent the following message to our New York City supporters this week: Friend, I’m writing to ask you to join us for one of our most important initiatives this year. In order to recruit more supporters in New York City, we’re launching a public transit signature campaign to raise awareness and answer questions about […]

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/ September 23, 2016

NY: Join us for a film screening in Manhattan

We sent the following message to our New York City supporters this week: Friend, I’d like to invite you to an event that Compassion & Choices is co-hosting with Fordham University’s Department of Sociology & Anthropology in New York City: a film screening of How to Die in Oregon, an award-winning documentary that offers a […]

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/ September 23, 2016

NY: Join us at the Over 50 Fair in Melville

We sent the following message to our Long Island supporters this week: Friend, As you may know, Long Island’s Over 50 Fair will be held in Melville on Sunday. And Compassion & Choices will be there to recruit supporters and spread our message. Compassion & Choices National Board Member Samantha Sandler will present a workshop […]

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