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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.

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.

/ July 28, 2016

NY: Join us at the State Fair

We sent this message to our New York supporters this week: I’m writing to ask you to join us for one of our most important events of the year. In just a few weeks, Compassion & Choices New York will have a booth at the New York State Fair in Syracuse. Our presence at the […]

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/ June 27, 2016

NY: Join us for a screening in Tupper Lake

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 […]

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/ June 20, 2016

NY: Join our statewide campaign call

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 […]

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