We sent the following message to our New York City supporters this week:
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 medical aid in dying.
Next month, we’ll hold signing sessions in each borough during the evening rush hour to extend our message about expanding end-of-life options to diverse audiences across the city. This could be a huge opportunity to connect with thousands of more supporters, and we’ll need your help to make this campaign a success.
At the New York State Fair, we connected with over 6,000 supporters who signed more than 4,200 postcards to their lawmakers. Even when we approached people who were tired or rushed, we received an overwhelmingly positive response.
If we can recruit anywhere near that number of supporters in New York City, it will be a momentous boost to our campaign. This is our opportunity to make our case to the diverse audience that takes public transit every day.
We’ll hold a training webinar in October to make sure that you’re prepared for talking about medical aid in dying, and we’ll provide you with all the buttons, stickers, petitions and postcards you’ll need.
Click the link below to volunteer for a shift in your borough:
Thanks for all you do,
NY Campaign Director