We sent the following message to our New York supporters last week:
I’d like to invite you to an important event happening in Utica on November 3. The Resource Center for Independent Living, an organization that works to advance the civil rights of individuals with disabilities, will hold a conference on medical aid in dying and its implications for the disability community.
The conference will include speakers like me and bill sponsor Sen. Diane Savino, who favor medical aid in dying, and some of our most vocal opponents. So we need supporters like you to take part and demonstrate the state’s strong support of medical aid in dying.
WHATL: RCIL Conference: Medical Aid in Dying, A Community Discussion
WHERE: Dr. Michael Schafer Theater, Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501
WHEN: Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
Sign up on our page, and we’ll send you additional information when registration for the conference opens. The conference costs $25 to attend for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. There’s also a generous scholarship program available for those who can’t afford the cost.
The conference will feature discussion on the religious, legal and ethical implications of the Medical Aid in Dying Act, the bill in the state legislature that would authorize the practice in New York. There are sure to be media present, so it’s important that supporters like you are there to make the case for expanding end-of-life options.
Thanks for all you do,
New York Campaign Director