The following message was sent to our North Country, New York supporters on Monday, June 27:
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 bring the option of medical aid in dying to terminally ill adults in New York has been more successful than ever this year. And now, we’re coming to the North Country to organize the grassroots teams we’ll need to succeed when the legislature goes back into session.
After the film, we’ll discuss our New York campaign, the Medical Aid in Dying Act being considered by the legislature, and what you can do to help pass this crucial legislation.
WHAT: Film screening of How to Die in Oregon and discussion
WHEN: Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 4-7:30 pm. Film begins at 4:00 p.m., discussion begins at 6:00.
WHERE: Goff-Nelson Memorial Library, 41 Lake St, Tupper Lake, NY 12986
This meeting will give you the opportunity to meet other advocates in the area, share your personal stories, and find out what you can do to improve New Yorkers’ control over their end-of-life care. Light refreshments will be served.
You’ll also have the opportunity to help form the North Country action team. An action team is a local group of supporters who meet regularly and work to build support for end-of-life options. Joining our campaign as a member of the action team will allow you to have a close-up view of local activities and a voice in our strategy in the region.
How to Die in Oregon won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011 and depicts the process of using medical aid in dying, which has been authorized in Oregon for 18 years.
If you’ve already seen the film, or you can’t make it for the start of the event, please feel free to join us for the discussion portion of the event at 6:00 p.m.
I hope to see you there,
NY Campaign Director