In the days to come, our campaign to make Connecticut the next state to legalize aid in dying for the terminally ill enters a critical phase. Your help right now could make the pivotal difference, as the public hearing on HB 5326 has been set for March, 17th at 10:30AM.
We won’t sugarcoat it — in Connecticut and other key states, like New Jersey and Massachusetts, end-of-life choice is up against deep-pocketed special interests that are flooding the airwaves and internet with propaganda.
But this year, they’re finding it harder to get traction. That’s because, thanks to you, Compassion & Choices has a stronger, more sophisticated grassroots presence. We are the only group dedicated to end-of-life issues with professional organizers, dedicated media strategists and experienced lobbyists who work for us — natives with a history of service in the state.
It makes a big difference. Just consider …
… Last year we had about 900 supporters in Connecticut — this year we’re up to 5,000 and counting.
… We’re on the radio statewide and reaching leaders in Hartford with a sophisticated digital strategy.
… Our Facebook page is on fire with activity; our Care2 petitions are filling up with signatures.
… And our moving “Six Words” poster project, featuring the faces and sentiments of real Connecticut supporters, touched thousands of hearts in the capitol building during the early days of the legislative session — before our opponents had the display taken down.
Now we’re gearing up for a major milestone: a Joint Public Health Committee hearing, which will determine our bill’s fate.
A strong showing could be just the push we need to force an up-or-down vote on a measure that 65 percent of Connecticut residents support!
While extremist groups like the Family Institute of Connecticut spread fear and lies about this bill, we’ve got the facts — and public sentiment — on our side. Now we need your help to get boots on the ground and bodies to the public hearing, which has been set for March, 17th at 10:30AM.
Don’t let moneyed special interests silence our voices — not when we’re this close!
Give today and make an immediate difference.